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November 29, 2019

Friday night at the movies: "His Girl Friday" (1940) starring Cary Grant

A classic comedy directed by Howard Hawks.

[via Open Culture]

November 29, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


I enjoy all of Cary Grant's comedies.

Here are a couple of references to reality in the movie:

Walter Burns
There's a guy waiting in a taxi in front of the criminal courts building. His name is Bruce Baldwin.

What does he look like?

Walter Burns
He looks like, uh, that fellow in the movies, you know, Ralph Bellamy.

(Ralph Bellamy played Bruce Baldwin.)
(The actress who played Daisy was not credited.)

Walter Burns
The last man who said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat.

(Cary Grant was christened Archibald Alec Leach.)

Posted by: antares | Dec 1, 2019 10:03:04 PM

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