Watch: Howard Hawks’ “His Girl Friday” (1940)

Watch: Howard Hawks’ “His Girl Friday” (1940)
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This film offers a funny and critical look at the journalism industry, as well as plenty of jokes and fast-paced dialogue.

In the opening few minutes of the film, there is a minor audio sync issue. It is present on the source media and is only a few seconds long.

ABOUT HOWARD HAWKS

Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was a classic Hollywood film director, producer, and screenwriter. “The finest American director who is not a household name,” according to critic Leonard Maltin.Watch: Howard Hawks’ “His Girl Friday” (1940)

Hawks worked in a variety of genres, including comedies, dramas, gangster pictures, science fiction, film noir, war films, and westerns. 

Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), The Thing from Another World (1951), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1954) are among his most well-known films (1959).

The “Hawksian lady” came to be defined by his frequent representations of powerful, tough-talking female characters.


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