With our Public Performance Rights access via Kanopy Streaming Videos, Kahuku Public and School Library is happy to present this 1940 classic film:
In this undeniable gem of Hollywood’s golden age, Walter, a hard-boiled newspaper editor, discovers that his ex-wife and former employee, Hildy, is set to marry a wet-blanket insurance salesman. Walter, certain that this is the wrong move for a strong-willed and ambitious woman such as Hildy, decides to sabotage her marital plans by enticing her with one last story–the execution of a convicted murderer.
A classic of the Screwball Rom-Com genre, HIS GIRL FRIDAY delivers the quick wit – and quicker dialogue – that only a pair like Hollywood legends Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel can!
Selected to be preserved at the National Film Preservation Board, USA.
“Perhaps the funniest, certainly the fastest talkie comedy ever made.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out
“…Hawks’ willingness to sit back and let his lead actors’ genius for comic timing carry the day that imbues HIS GIRL FRIDAY with its inexhaustible energy. Sixty years on it still makes ‘When Harry Met Sally’ look like ‘Waiting For Godot.’ In mime.” – Simon Braud, Empire
– from the Kanopy website
This film screening will take place in the daytime and in the back conference room and is best suited for adult audiences.
Please note: runtime is 1 hr 31 minutes.
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