His Girl Friday - The Criterion Collection [Blu-ray]
Classic comedy from director Howard Hawks. Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is devastated when his star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) reveals she is leaving journalism behind to marry her new beau Bruce (Ralph Bellamy). As Hildy, who also happens to be Walter's ex-wife, prepares herself for her new life as a kept woman, Walter does everything he can to get her to change her mind, including offering her the chance to write the story of a lifetime. The cast also includes Gene Lockhart, Ernest Truex and Clarence Kolb.
Based on: The play 'The Front Page' by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur Technical Specs:
Interviews: New interview with film scholar David Bordwell; Archival interviews with director Howard Hawks
Making of Documentary
2K restoration of Lewis Milestone's 'The Front Page'; Radio adaptation of 'His Girl Friday' from 1940; News piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht; Radio adaptations of the play 'The Front Page' from 1937 and 1946; Booklet featuring essays on 'His Girl Friday' and 'The Front Page' by film critics Farran Smith Nehme and Michael Sragow
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