History Film / HisGirlFriday

17th Oct '16 10:12:49 AM JoieDeCombat
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* TheDitz: Pettibone, the messenger from the Governor's office.

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* TheDitz: Joe Pettibone, the messenger from the Governor's office.


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* TooDumbToFool: The Mayor and Sheriff Hartwell might have succeeded in covering up Earl Williams's LastMinuteReprieve if Pettibone, the messenger from the Governor's office responsible for delivering the reprieve, weren't so incredibly dense.
17th Oct '16 9:26:55 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: In the midst of all the rapid-fire comedy, there is the scene in which Mollie Malloy calls out a full of newspapermen for spinning and sensationalizing Earl Williams' story just to sell papers and cracking jokes about him while he's awaiting execution. Later, with all the news hounds clamoring at her to talk to them, she leaps out of a window rather than say anything else that they could twist into a juicy fake story.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: In the midst of all the rapid-fire comedy, there is the scene in which Mollie Malloy calls out a full of newspapermen for spinning and sensationalizing Earl Williams' story just to sell papers and cracking jokes about him while he's awaiting execution. Later, with all the news hounds clamoring at her to talk to them, she leaps out of a window rather than say anything else that they could twist into a juicy fake story.more BlatantLies.
17th Oct '16 9:26:16 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Well, more like Comedy Film Quiet Drama Scene. Earl Williams' "girlfriend" pleading with the newspapermen to tell the truth and help him is heart-wrenching, as is her later jumping out of a window.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Well, more like Comedy Film Quiet Drama Scene. In the midst of all the rapid-fire comedy, there is the scene in which Mollie Malloy calls out a full of newspapermen for spinning and sensationalizing Earl Williams' "girlfriend" pleading story just to sell papers and cracking jokes about him while he's awaiting execution. Later, with all the newspapermen to tell the truth and help him is heart-wrenching, as is news hounds clamoring at her later jumping to talk to them, she leaps out of a window.window rather than say anything else that they could twist into a juicy fake story.
17th Oct '16 9:06:48 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:"They ain't human." "I know; they're newspaper men."]]

''His Girl Friday'' (1940) is a ScrewballComedy from Creator/ColumbiaPictures starring Creator/CaryGrant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy, adapted from the play ''The Front Page'' by Ben Hecht and Charles [=MacArthur=], and directed by Creator/HowardHawks. Now in the PublicDomain.

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[[caption-width-right:300:"They [[caption-width-right:300:''"They ain't human." "I know; they're newspaper men."]]

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''His Girl Friday'' (1940) is a 1940 ScrewballComedy from Creator/ColumbiaPictures starring Creator/CaryGrant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy, adapted from the play ''The Front Page'' by Ben Hecht and Charles [=MacArthur=], and directed by Creator/HowardHawks. Now It's now in the PublicDomain.
11th Mar '16 4:59:21 AM nixmith
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Well, more like Comedy Film Quiet Drama Scene. Earl William's "girlfriend" pleading with the newspapermen to tell the truth and help him is heart-wrenching, as is her later jumping out of a window.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Well, more like Comedy Film Quiet Drama Scene. Earl William's Williams' "girlfriend" pleading with the newspapermen to tell the truth and help him is heart-wrenching, as is her later jumping out of a window.



* ClearMyName: The "girlfriend" of Earl William's desperately pleads with the room of newspapermen to get their story straight-- that she had helped him one time out of pity and had no relationship, that he was innocent-- to their bigoted and utter indifference. Once she leaves the room everyone present is visibly shown to have been affecting said indifference. All the more tragic because she later jumps out a window in despair (thankfully not dying) and the event is covered with just as much vulturelike zeal by the newspaper men.

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* ClearMyName: The "girlfriend" of Earl William's Williams desperately pleads with the room of newspapermen to get their story straight-- that she had helped him one time out of pity and had no relationship, that he was innocent-- to their bigoted and utter indifference. Once she leaves the room everyone present is visibly shown to have been affecting said indifference. All the more tragic because she later jumps out a window in despair (thankfully not dying) and the event is covered with just as much vulturelike zeal by the newspaper men.
22nd Feb '16 4:05:59 PM Geoduck
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* GetOut: Burns delivers this line at one point, as only Cary Grant could do it.
22nd Jan '16 2:16:41 AM JulianLapostat
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* DaChief: Burns in the original play was perhaps a TropeMaker, his performance by Cary Grant is a TropeCodifier. Many journalists and editors admitted that they all wanted to be Walter Burns.

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* DaChief: DaEditor: Burns in the original play was perhaps a TropeMaker, his performance by Cary Grant is a TropeCodifier. Many journalists and editors admitted that they all wanted to be Walter Burns.
22nd Jan '16 2:14:56 AM JulianLapostat
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* DaChief: Burns in the original play was perhaps a TropeMaker, his performance by Cary Grant is a TropeCodifier. Many journalists and editors admitted that they all wanted to be Walter Burns.
1st Sep '15 9:13:58 PM seekquaze1
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* JerkWithTheHeartOfAJerk: Walter Burns lies and manipulates everyone around him including runining his ex-wife's honeymoon with her new fiancee and having them thrown in jail all for the sake of a story. Towards the end he starts to reveal a nobler side only for it to be more manipulations to keep his wife and get another story.
24th Aug '15 8:13:10 PM JoieDeCombat
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* CelebrityParadox: Ralph is described as resembling the actor who plays him.
* CelebrityResemblance: Walter, describing Bruce: "He looks like, uh, that guy from the movies, you know... Ralph Bellamy.".

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* CelebrityParadox: Bruce, played by Ralph Bellamy, is described as resembling the actor who plays him.
* CelebrityResemblance: Walter, describing Bruce: "He looks like, uh, that guy from the movies, you know...
Ralph Bellamy.".
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