Classic Thoughts: His Girl Friday

George Clooney’s Leatherheads was inspired of the screwball comedies of old, and that film I believe it really picks up on is Howard Hawks’ 1940 film His Girl Friday.

It features Cary Grant as a newspaper editor, who is trying to prevent his ex-wife (and former star reporter) from remarrying.

The film was the second screwball comedy I’ve seen (the other being Hawks’ earlier film Bringing Up Baby) and it’s definitely the one I enjoyed more.

So, if you like the fast talking and innuendo of screwball comedies, then His Girl Friday is definitely worth seeing.


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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).