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His Girl Friday

Saturday, Jan 27 at 5:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Snubbed: Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant 

Dir. Howard Hawks. 1940, U.S. 92 mins. 35mm. With Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart. Among Oscar’s most shamefully unawarded actors was Rosalind Russell, who elevated the fast-talking career woman to the level of true art in Hawks’s mile-a-minute His Girl Friday. As Hildy Johnson, the newsroom reporter who’s desperate to scoop a story about a possibly innocent man scheduled to be executed for killing a cop, while sparring with her editor—and ex-husband—Walter Burns (Grant), Russell serves up one perfectly timed parry after another, while Grant thrusts back as only he can. Lightning-quick to the point of near-madness, His Girl Friday is a quintessential comedy of remarriage, oft-imitated but never replicable, that rests on its two mind-bogglingly brilliant, eternally Oscar-less stars’ shoulders.  

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.