Movies Make the News: His Girl Friday (1940)


Theater 3 Wed, Aug 24 6:30 PM


August 24 Only

With introduction by special guest Sandy Padwe, Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Director: Howard Hawks
Starring: Cary Grant; Rosalind Russell
Screenplay: Charles Lederer; Ben Hecht (uncredited). Adapted from: The Front Page

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson, has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin, he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.

1hr 32mins / NR

Sandy Padwe

Sanford (Sandy) Padwe has been a member of the Journalism faculty at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since 1992. In addition to as well as teaching a seminar in investigative reporting and a course in sports reporting, Padwe served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1995and as Acting Dean of the school from January-July 1997. Read more

Tickets: $16