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The Resource His girl Friday, Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)

His girl Friday, Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)

Label
His girl Friday
Title
His girl Friday
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • tha
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The front page
  • "Considered by many to be the best of Howard Hawks' comedies ('Bringing Up Baby,' 'I Was a Male War Bride'), 'His Girl Friday' was adapted from Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur's oft-filmed Broadway smash 'The Front Page,' with a screen play by Charles Lederer. Hawks changed the sex of one of the male leads, and revamped the spoof of newspapers and news hounds into a hilarious and sophisticated battle of the sexes and battle of the exes. When ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell, never better) announces she's leaving the newspaper world behind to settle into domesticity with a stuffy fiancé (Ralph Bellamy), her demanding editor and ex-husband Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is determined to keep her on staff and win back her heart in the process."--Container notes
Member of
Cataloging source
ISM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Walker; editing, Gene Havlick
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
English (mono) or Spanish language soundtrack, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean & Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.H58 2000
PerformerNote
Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977
  • 1910-1976
  • 1904-1986
  • 1904-1991
  • 1891-1957
  • 1888-1953
  • 1894-1959
  • 1894-1964
  • 1894-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hawks, Howard
  • Lederer, Charles
  • Grant, Cary
  • Russell, Rosalind
  • Bellamy, Ralph
  • Lockhart, Gene
  • Mack, Helen
  • Hall, Porter
  • Walker, Joseph B.
  • Havlick, Gene
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Hecht, Ben
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
91
Series statement
Columbia classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Newspaper editors
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Divorced people
  • Women journalists
  • Feature films
  • Comedy films
  • Romantic comedy films
  • Screwball comedy films
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Diarios
  • Editores
Technique
live action
Label
His girl Friday, Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1939
  • Based on the play The front page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as produced by Jed Harris
  • Special features include: audio commentary with film critic and author Todd McCarthy ; 4 exclusive featurettes ; vintage advertising ; theatrical trailers ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45415858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9780767828031
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
043396267091
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
26709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45415858
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
His girl Friday, Columbia Pictures Corporation ; screen play by Charles Lederer ; directed by Howard Hawks, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1939
  • Based on the play The front page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as produced by Jed Harris
  • Special features include: audio commentary with film critic and author Todd McCarthy ; 4 exclusive featurettes ; vintage advertising ; theatrical trailers ; talent files ; interactive menus ; production notes ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45415858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (91 min.)
Isbn
9780767828031
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
043396267091
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
26709
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)45415858
System details
DVD ; Region 1 ; NTSC ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital
Video recording format
DVD

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