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His Girl Friday

Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is about to get hitched to dull insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) -- that's if her ex-husband, ruthless newspaper publisher Walter Burns (Cary Grant), doesn't succeed in winning her back in this battle-of-the-sexes screwball comedy. Meanwhile, reporters salivating for the scoop on a local voting conspiracy is just a minor distraction as Burns pulls out all the stops for the woman he loves.
Netflix Rating: 3.9
NYT Critics' Pick
``Front Page'' remake with gender change. Funny and deadline-fast. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 97%
Critics' score: 97   Audience score: 88   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It takes you by the scruff of the neck in the first reel and it shakes you madly, bellowing hoarsely the. while, for the remaining six or seven. Before it's over you don't know whether you have been laughing or having your ears boxed. full review

Frank S. Nugent, New York Times

The movie bears reviewing because there's always something new in the confetti of one-liners, while its depiction of the Fourth Estate remains relevant. full review

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice

Casting is excellent, with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in the top roles. full review

Variety Staff, Variety

Cary Grant's performance is truly virtuoso -- stunning technique applied to the most challenging material. full review

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
full review by A.O. Scott, New York Times
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