September 25th, 2012: His Girl Friday

Cast and Crew:  Howard Hawks (Director); Ben Hecht (Play)

What It’s About:  Newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) uses a sensational story (the impending execution of Earl Williams (John Qualen), an innocent man) to keep his ex-wife and ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) from marrying insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy).

Why Watch it Today?:  The first American newspaper was first published on this date in 1690.

Other Choices:  Citizen Kane

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