CLASSIC SCREWBALL COMEDY DOUBLE FEATURE VOL. 2 (His Girl Friday & The Front Page)

CLASSIC SCREWBALL COMEDY DOUBLE FEATURE VOL. 2 (His Girl Friday & The Front Page)
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THE FRONT PAGE

“3 ½ Stars – First filming of Hecht-MacArthur play is forceful, funny, and flamboyantly directed… Stands up quite well alongside remake HIS GIRL FRIDAY.” -- Leonard Maltin

One of the most significant films of the early sound era. “The Front Page” gave audiences the definitive concept of the filmic newspaperman, and film makers the definitive concept of sound film and its comedic potential. Remade by Howard Hawks as “His Girl Friday,” the original, from the play by Charles McArthur and Ben Hecht (former newspaperman). Set in the editorial room of a Chicago newspaper, director Milestone captured the pace and atmosphere by utilizing rapid deliveries of dialogue, a moving camera and quick cutting. The results are still as delightful as they were 85 years ago.

Awards:

  • 3 Academy Award Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Adolph Menjou) and Best Director (Lewis Milestone)
  • Won, Top Ten Films of 1931 by the National Board of Review
  • Won, National Film Registry 2010, National Film Preservation Board

101 Min, B&W, 1:33:1, NR, 1931

HIS GIRL FRIDAY

“4 Stars! – Terrific character actors add sparkle to must see film.” – Leonard Maltin

One of the fastest and wittiest comedies ever made, His Girl Friday  is an excellent adaption of the newspaper world hit play, ‘The Front Page.'  The pace is rapid-fire, and the action non-stop with Howard Hawks' famed technique of overlapping conversation adding to this fun, sophisticated comedy.

Awards:

  • Won, National Film Registry 1993, National Film Preservation Board

 

92 Min, B&W, 1:33:1, NR, 1940 

Actors:

THE FRONT PAGE Actors: Adolph Menjou, Pat O’Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton, Walter Catlett, George E. Stone, Mae Clarke, Slim Summerville

HIS GIRL FRIDAY Actors:  Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Kolb

Directed by:
THE FRONT PAGE: Lewis Milestone HIS GIRL FRIDAY: Howard Hawks

Produced by:
THE FRONT PAGE: Howard Hughes HIS GIRL FRIDAY: Howard Hawks

Written by:
Based on the Play by Ben Hecht

Cinematography by:
THE FRONT PAGE: Glen MacWilliams HIS GIRL FRIDAY: Joseph Walker

MOD/DVD-R | 1 DISC | 193 Min minutes | 1931, 1940 | B&W | NR | English language | 1:33:1 | MONO | All Regions

CATEGORIES FOR THIS TITLE:
Comedy
 
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