His Girl Friday

She learned about men from him!

Genres: Comedy, Drama
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-01-18
Run time: 92 minute / 1:32
Director: Howard Hawks
Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht.
Production Company : Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


Cary Grant
as Walter Burns
Rosalind Russell
as Hildy Johnson
Ralph Bellamy
as Bruce Baldwin
Gene Lockhart
as Sheriff Hartwell
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Baldwin
Clarence Kolb
as Mayor
Abner Biberman
as Louie
John Qualen
as Earl Williams
Helen Mack
as Mollie Malloy
Porter Hall
as Murphy
Ernest Truex
as Bensinger
Cliff Edwards
as Endicott
Roscoe Karns
as McCue
Frank Jenks
as Wilson
Regis Toomey
as Sanders
Frank Orth
as Duffy
Billy Gilbert
as Joe Pettibone
Pat West
as Warden Cooley
Edwin Maxwell
as Dr. Eggelhoffer
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 - Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Gardner
as Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Eddie Hart
as Carl - 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)
Howard Hawks Director

Ben Hecht Theatre Play
Charles MacArthur Theatre Play
Charles Lederer Screenplay

Howard Hawks Producer

Sidney Cutner Music
Felix Mills Music

Joseph Walker Director of Photography

Gene Havlick Editor

Ben Hecht Screenplay

Morrie Ryskind Additional Dialogue

Lionel Banks Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Robert Kalloch Costume Design

Cliff P. Broughton Assistant Director

Lodge Cunningham Sound

Cliff Shirpser Camera Intern

Morris Stoloff Music Director
Ben Oakland Music

Jed Harris Producer

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