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His girl Friday

Call Number

  • DVD COMEDY (CEN, EAS)

Edition

Two-DVD special edition.

Languages

English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Performers

The front page: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Mae Clarke, Walter L. Catlett, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2017]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (92, 101 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. +

Audience

Not rated.

Summary

Reporter Hildy Johnson is a powerful woman who is matched in force only by her conniving-but-charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.

Notes

From the original play The front page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, produced by Jed Harris.

His girl Friday: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.

The front page: Originally released as a motion picture in 1931.

Special features: New high-definition digital restoration of His Girl Friday ; new 4K digital restoration of The Front Page, made from a recently discovered print of director Lewis Milestone's preferred version ; new interview with film scholar David Bordwell about His Girl Friday ; archival interviews with His Girl Friday director Howard Hawks ; featurettes from 1999 and 2006 about Hawks, actor Rosalind Russell, and the making of His Girl Friday ; radio adaptation of His Girl Friday from 1940 ; new piece about the restoration of The Front Page ; new piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht ; radio adaptations of the play The Front Page from 1937 and 1946 ; His Girl Friday trailers.

Contents

  • His girl Friday front page

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