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This was honestly such a great movie. The speed of the dialogue made it even more entertaining, and it was fun to keep up with the pace.
"Take Hitler and stick him on the funny pages" A great screwball comedy from 1940 starring the always great Cary Grant. The scene where Walter mistakes another man for Hildys fiance is hilarious. This film has the perfect blend of stage play comedy, murder and drama.
The most polished, most natural, most endearing screwball comedy to grace the silver screen or, for that matter, any screen. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel play ex-husband and -wife bound by a shared passion for brainy repartee, enduring chemistry and a passion for getting the big "scoop." Grant nearly dominates but Russell spars blow for comic blow. The template for a hundred rom-com wannabes.
It may not be the actors best but it sure is them at their best.
A justifiably famous film, a great screwball comedy that helps to define the genre. It has fast-talking craziness, duplicity, self-delusion, double meanings, brilliant cast-off lines, relentless skewering of sensational journalism, and much more. Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant are outstanding, with Grant chewing up the scenery at an unrelenting and brilliant pace.
Watching Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell keep up with each other makes this a gold medal classic. Full of witty, quotable dialogue and a strong female protagonist that ensures this film feels both ahead of its time and will stand the test of time!
Carey Grant is brilliant as the wise cracking schemer who charms his way back into his ex wife's life. Fun and fast paced patter where the screenplay dominates over any special effects. May have scored higher had the sound been clearer and the picture less scratchy. Very old movie and the film quality isn't too hot.
I'm not a huge comedy person, but for me this film is the pinnacle of Hollywood screwball comedy. Rosalind Russell is magnificent and her character should be seen as a feminist icon.
The dialogue is quick as a whip, with its pioneering use of overlapping dialogue . You could watch it many times and pick up new jokes. I found this piling-on of jokes much more satisfying than contemporary romantic comedies, which are often entirely reliant on dialogue for laughs but end up feeling thin. If a joke doesn't work in "This Girl Friday", it's onto the next one within a second.
Few words can accurately describe how good this movie is. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell both deserved Oscars for this oft adlibbed classic. It is a mile-a-minute comedy gem, but with a message that's not banging you over the head. I miss the days where the Press at least tried to accurately report the news.
Excellent performances by both Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell