Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Night at the Movies: "His Girl Friday"

Hey look it's a new feature!

Welcome to "Saturday Night at the Movies," a weekly feature in which I'll share a full-length movie, available for honest-to-God free on the Internet, that gets the ol' JB stamp of approval.

For our inaugural film, I've grabbed Howard Hawks' immortal "His Girl Friday," starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Adapted by Charles Lederer from the classic play "The Front Page," by the great Ben Hecht and Charles McCarthur, "His Girl Friday" is just about as perfect a motion picture as you'll see: witty dialogue, whiskey-soaked newsroom atmosphere, screwball comedy timing, bang bang bang. If you haven't ever seen it, well, put aside 91 minutes.

If you don't wanna watch on the computer, hit up just about any discount chain store; it's in the public domain, so you can get ahold of a DVD of it for a buck or so.

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