His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday (1940)

She learned about men from him!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1940-01-18
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 319 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Howard Hawks
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Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

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  • Cary Grant

    as Walter Burns
  • Rosalind Russell

    as Hildy Johnson
  • Ralph Bellamy

    as Bruce Baldwin
  • Gene Lockhart

    as Sheriff Hartwell
  • Helen Mack

    as Mollie Malloy
  • Porter Hall

    as Murphy
  • Ernest Truex

    as Bensinger
  • Cliff Edwards

    as Endicott
  • Clarence Kolb

    as Mayor
  • Roscoe Karns

    as McCue
  • Frank Jenks

    as Wilson
  • Regis Toomey

    as Sanders
  • Abner Biberman

    as Louie
  • Frank Orth

    as Duffy
  • John Qualen

    as Earl Williams
  • Alma Kruger

    as Mrs. Baldwin
  • Billy Gilbert

    as Joe Pettibone
  • Pat West

    as Warden Cooley
  • Edwin Maxwell

    as Dr. Egelhoffer
  • Irving Bacon

    as Gus (uncredited)
  • Wade Boteler

    as Mike (uncredited)
  • Harry C. Bradley

    as Insurance Doctor (uncredited)
  • Wheaton Chambers

    as Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
  • Edmund Cobb

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Ann Doran

    as Newspaper Office Worker (uncredited)
  • Ralph Dunn

    as Plainclothesman (uncredited)
  • Earl Dwire

    as Pete Davis (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Frank the Policeman (uncredited)
  • Jack Gardner

    as Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
  • Eddie Hart

    as Carl the Plainclothesman (uncredited)
  • Marion Martin

    as Evangeline (uncredited)
  • Frank McLure

    as Newsman (uncredited)
  • James Millican

    as Tim (uncredited)
  • Gene Morgan

    as Gene (uncredited)
  • Delmar Watson

    as Skinny (uncredited)
Directing Howard Hawks Director
Writing Ben Hecht Theatre Play
Writing Charles MacArthur Theatre Play
Writing Charles Lederer Screenplay
Production Howard Hawks Producer
Sound Sidney Cutner Music
Sound Felix Mills Music
Camera Joseph Walker Director of Photography
Editing Gene Havlick Editor
Writing Ben Hecht Screenplay
Crew Morrie Ryskind Additional Dialogue
Art Lionel Banks Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Robert Kalloch Costume Design
Directing Cliff P. Broughton Assistant Director
Sound Lodge Cunningham Sound
Camera Cliff Shirpser Camera Intern
Sound Morris Stoloff Music Director
Sound Ben Oakland Music
Production Jed Harris Producer