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