His Girl Friday is the 24th feature film directed by Howard Hawks, one of the most prolific and versatile directors in Hollywood history. It’s based on the play The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
Cary Grant stars as Walter Burns along side Rosalind Russell’s Hildy Johnson. Originally the character of Hildy was a man, but after Howard Hawks heard a woman read the part, he had the brilliant idea to change Hildy’s gender which brought a whole new dimension to the film. His Girl Friday is a masterpiece, and you should definitely Watch This Film.