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Howard Hawk's His girl Friday

Author: Howard HawksCharles LedererCary GrantRosalind RussellRalph BellamyAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Series: Criterion collection, 849.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Two-DVD special editionView all editions and formats
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Hildy Johnson is a reporter who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic ex-editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.
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Genre/Form: Romantic comedy films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Ben Hecht; Charles MacArthur; Ben Hecht; Charles MacArthur
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Hawks; Charles Lederer; Cary Grant; Rosalind Russell; Ralph Bellamy; Gene Lockhart; Helen Mack; Porter Hall; Joseph B Walker; Gene Havlick; Morris Stoloff; Lewis Milestone; Adolphe Menjou; Pat O'Brien; Edward Everett Horton; Ben Hecht; Charles MacArthur; Criterion Collection (Firm),; Columbia Pictures Corporation,; Caddo Company,
ISBN: 9781681432335 1681432331
OCLC Number: 964452284
Language Note: English dialogue with optional SDH English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Based on the play The front page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as produced by Jed Harris.
Special features: New 4K restoration of Lewis Milestone's The Front Page (1931); New interview with film scholar David Bordwell; archival interviews with Howard Hawks; featurettes from 1999; radio adaptation from 1940; new piece about the restoration of The Front Page; new piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht; radio adaptations of the play The Front Page from 1937 and 1946; trailers; booklet.
Credits: Director of photography, Joseph Walker ; editor, Gene Havlick ; musical director, M.W. Stoloff.
Cast: His girl Friday: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall.
The front page: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Edward Everett Horton.
Description: 2 videodiscs (92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.33:1 screen ratio); Dolby digital monaural.
Contents: disc 1. His girl Friday (92 min. ; 1940) --
disc 2. The front page (101 min. ; 1931) / The Caddo Company ; directed by Lewis Milestone ; written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 849.
Other Titles: His girl Friday (Motion picture)
His girl Friday
Front page (Motion picture : 1931)
Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks.

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Hildy Johnson is a reporter who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic ex-editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.

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