His Girl Friday (1940)

Walter Burns, editor of a major Chicago newspaper, is about to lose his ace reporter and former wife, Hildy Johnson, to insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin, but not without a fight! The crafty editor uses every trick in his fedora to get Hildy to write one last big story, about murderer Earl Williams and the inept Sheriff Hartwell. The comedy snowballs as William’s friend, Molly Malloy, the crooked Mayor, and Bruce’s mother all get tied up in Walter’s web.

(Plot summary written by Steve Fenwick)


Runtime original: 01:32:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:49

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Charles Lederer (screenplay), Ben Hecht (play “The Front Page”), Charles MacArthur (play “The Front Page”)

Editor: Gene Havlick

90to5 Editor: harmand

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90to5 Editor Bio: Just an average guy who loves to edit.

I love to edit, this was very fun for me. His Girl Friday is one the best films I’ve ever seen. If you haven’t seen it, maybe this will convince you to watch it.

— harmand



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1 Responses

  1. Wow, I love it! Great job.

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