His Girl Friday

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His Girl Friday

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His Girl Friday

Release Date: January 18, 1940

Year    :   1940
Slogan    :   «She learned about men from him!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Howard Hawks
Producers    :   Howard Hawks, Jed Harris
Writers    :   Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

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