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His girl Friday

Call Number

  • BLU-RAY COMEDY (CEN)

Edition

Two-Blu-ray 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.

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.

"One of the fastest, funniest, and most quotable films ever made, His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildy Johnson, a standout among cinema's powerful women. Hildy 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. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's smash hit play The Front Page, director Howard Hawks had the inspired idea of turning star reporter Hildy Johnson into a woman, and the result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom setting with ebullient remarriage comedy. Also presented here is a brand-new restoration of the 1931 The Front Page, Lewis Milestone's famous pre-Code adaptation of the same material.

Special features: New high-definition digital restoration of His Girl Friday, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; new 4K digital restoration of The Front Page, made from a recently discovered print of director Lewis Milestone's preferred version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; 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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