Sass and the City

‘His Girl Friday’: A Movie Review


Photo Credit: Doctor Macro

Disclaimer: This is not a review full of spoilers. Here I will only offer my thoughts and recommend it based on certain criteria. You must watch the movie for yourself and enjoy it in all of its pure, unfiltered, brand new glory.

On a recent stormy New York night, I watched His Girl Friday on Netflix. As I ensconced myself in a heap of sheets and fed myself mini cannolis from Ferrara Cafe, I winnowed through the Classics section on the site. After minutes of scrolling through hackneyed and lame options (like the typical frightened woman alongside a pathetic monster or the traditional obnoxious western), I finally found a black-and-white film before 1960- my favorite.

The actors looked extremely promising: Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Before I committed myself to a total cheesefest or sleep-inducing film, I looked it up. Sure enough, it passed all tests with flying colors and critical acclaims. So I pressed play.

His Girl Friday is the quintessential film noir piece. It’s about a persistent newspaper editor who is determined to win back his ex-wife and sabotage her imminent wedding with a dull businessman. With its prominent actors, fast-talking dialogue and (semi-expected) plot twists, it made for a perfect Friday (ha ha) night. I’m a 40s girl at heart so I found myself smiling and laughing the entire time. The film boasted some of the most hilarious and witty lines I have ever heard in a film. In particular, I enjoyed the interactions between Walter and Hildy. Hildy is hands-down my ultimate 40s diva. She kept it real and looked fabulous the whole time. If the paragraph had you desperate to know the script and ending, watch His Girl Friday as soon as you can.

Name: His Girl Friday

Year: 1940

Actors: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Rating: 5/5

One comment

  1. Pingback: ‘Daddy Long Legs’: A Movie Review | Sass and the City

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

I'm Just Sayin'

The ramblings of another college student and Carolina Girl

Pretty Poodles and Pets

Plantation, FL Pet Grooming

ann johnson-murphree

Artist, Writer of Confessional Free Verse Poetry and Fiction

Today will be Delicious

Because why shouldn't it be?

The Studded Collar

Letting you know what's in and where to begin.

Caramel and Salt

Food, style, life.

Strength and Sunshine

Where Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendly Food Is Healthy & Delicious

Cruelty-Free Confidence

happy, healthy & a clear conscience

Crazy Artist

Художник Андрей Крайнов и Кº - это творческая группа профессиональных белгородских художников, создающая произведения искусства на любой вкус и со вкусом. Мы можем выполнить для вас живописные полотна с пейзажами, портретами, натюрмортами, а также настенные фрески с барельефами и разные стилистические элементы оформления интерьера, вплоть до скульптуры, настенной декоративной фактуры и художественной мозаики. Тел.: +7 903-642-70-70


Life, Leisure, Luxury

Keira Lennox

a real-life style & beauty blog


sarah loves makeup

%d bloggers like this: