His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

  • 1940
  • Not Rated
  • 92 min
  • USA
  • comedy, drama

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht

Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Alma Kruger

Anchored by stellar performances from Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday is a classic screwball romantic comedy.

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His Girl Friday (1940)


  • Howard Hawks
    Howard Hawks
    Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 - December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He is popular for his films from a wide range of genres such as Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes...

Main Cast


Tagline: She learned about men from him!

Certificate: Not Rated

Genres: comedy, drama

Keywords: suicide, prison, journalist, journalism, fugitive, wager, newspaper editor, insurance agent, fiancé fiancée relationship, crooked politician, press room, political corruption, rolltop desk, reprieve, bride-to-be, ex spouses, imminent execution, convicted murderer

Categories: screwball comedy, newspaper, journalist


Producer: Howard Hawks, Jed Harris

Editor: Gene Havlick

Director of photography: Joseph Walker

Costume design: Robert Kalloch

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 92 min

Country: USA

Language: English, French

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1

Color: Black and White

Also Known As

  • La signora del venerdì (IT)
  • La dame du vendredi (FR)
  • Luna nueva (ES)