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His Girl Friday

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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
9.88 /10
Cary Grant , Rosalind Russell , Ralph Bellamy
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Directed by: Howard Hawks
Written by: Charles Lederer from the play The Front Page by Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht

Released: 1940
Origin: US
Length: 92

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"The main trouble is that when they made The Front Page the first time, it stayed made."
(Otis Ferguson)
"Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy so clearly enjoy their parts that those who appreciate cinema satire will rejoice with them; but I have a feeling that British filmgoers as a whole will not understand or like this picture any more than they did its predecessor. In pictures satire is not so saleable as sentiment."
(Seton Margrave, Daily Mail)
"Comes across as rather sleazy today, its jokes leaving a sour rather than peppery taste in the mouth."
(John Simon, 1971)

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