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Howard Hawks Blogathon-My Girl Friday

May 30, 2013

In her own words, Kelle Pratt  is   a sassy, outspoken Mom of four squirrelly kids and madly in love with her hubby. She is  passionate about her Irish heritage, progressive politics, and movies (the classic black & white ones are the best!). Here she explores  Hawks’ comedy His Girl Friday here at her blog Outspoken and Freckled.

In her own words here

From the very beginning of this film, HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) sets a tone of fast-paced dialogue and non-stop screwball hilarity. We are introduced to our main characters- newspaper editor, Walter Burns (portrayed dashingly by my all-time favorite leading man, Cary Grant) and his ex-wife and former top newshound, Hildy Johnson (portrayed brilliantly by leading lady Rosalind Russell.) The fun begins when Hildy shows up at Walter’s office to inform him of her new engagement to Bruce Baldwin (portrayed perfectly by Ralph Bellamy.) The banter between Hildy and Walter is so rapid-fire and razor sharp that you almost miss some lines, if you don’t pay close attention because of laughing between zingers.

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