Howard Hawks' His girl Friday

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017].
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017].
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (92 min., 101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (various pagings : illustrations ; 33 x 24 cm, folded to 17 x 12 cm).


General Note
His girl Friday: originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
General Note
His Girl Friday: based on the play The front page, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, as produced by Jed Harris.
General Note
Special features on [disc one]: archival interviews with Howard Hawks; Lighting up with Hildy Johnson: new interview with film scholar David Bordwell; featurettes from 1999; radio adaptation from 1940; teaser; trailer ; on [disc two]: new 4K restoration of Lewis Milestone's The Front Page (1931); new piece about the restoration of The Front Page; new piece about playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht; radio adaptations of the play The Front Page from 1937 and 1946.
Creation/Production Credits
His girl Friday: director of photography, Joseph Walker ; editor, Gene Havlick ; musical director, M.W. Stoloff.
Creation/Production Credits
The front page: director of photography, Glen MacWilliams ; settings, Richard Day ; editor, W. Duncan Mansfield.
His girl Friday: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Helen Mack, Porter Hall.
The front page: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter L. Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville, Matt Moore, Frank McHugh, Clarence H. Wilson, Freddie Howard, Phil Tead, Gene Strong, Spencer Charters, Maurice Black, Effie Ellsler, Dorothea Wolbert, James Gordon.
His girl Friday: Hildy Johnson is a reporter. Hildy is matched in force only by her conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns, who dangles the chance for her to scoop her fellow news writers with the story of an impending execution in order to keep her from hopping the train that's supposed to take her to Albany and a new life as a housewife.
The front page: A newspaper editor and his ace reporter battle each other while fighting civic corruption in Chicago.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; full frame (1.33:1 screen ratio); uncompressed monaural.
English dialogue with optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hawks, H., Lederer, C., Walker, J. B., Stoloff, M., Havlick, G., Banks, L., Kalloch., Grant, C., Russell, R., Bellamy, R., Lockhart, G., Mack, H., Hall, P., Milestone, L., Hughes, H., Hecht, B., MacArthur, C., Cormack, B., MacWilliams, G., Mansfield, W. D., Day, R., Menjou, A., O'Brien, P., Brian, M., Summerville, S., Moore, M., McHugh, F., Wilson, C., Howard, F., Tead, P., Strong, E., Charters, S., Black, M., Weston, E. E., Wolbert, D., Gordon, J., & Hecht, B. (2017). Howard Hawks' His girl Friday (Two-Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Howard Hawks et al.. 2017. Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Howard Hawks et al.. Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday The Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hawks, Howard, et al. Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday Two-Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2017.

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