History Film / HisGirlFriday

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.".
24th Aug '15 8:11:36 PM JoieDeCombat
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* AllForNothing: The reason Hildy wanted to divorce Walter in the first place is he's MarriedToTheJob and ignored her in favor of getting the HotScoop (even canceling their honeymoon to cover a mine accident). The movie ends with them deciding to stay married and have a second honeymoon-- which Walter asks to make in Albany to cover a big union strike. You can practically see the disappointment in Hildy's face.

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* AllForNothing: The reason Hildy wanted to divorce Walter in the first place is he's MarriedToTheJob and ignored her in favor of getting the HotScoop scoop (even canceling their honeymoon to cover a mine accident). The movie ends with them deciding to stay married and have a second honeymoon-- which Walter asks to make in Albany to cover a big union strike. You can practically see the disappointment in Hildy's face.
24th Aug '15 8:04:02 PM _____________
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* ExactWords: Hildy promised to interview Earl Williams and write a story about it. She didn't say anything about not tearing up the story.
31st Jul '15 12:15:53 PM gallium
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''The Front Page'' had earlier been filmed in 1931 (with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien), and was [[Film/TheFrontPage remade again]] by Creator/BillyWilder in 1974 (with JackLemmon and WalterMatthau) and as ''Switching Channels'' (with the setting updated to the TV-news era) in 1988.

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''The Front Page'' ''Film/TheFrontPage'' had earlier been filmed in 1931 (with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien), and was [[Film/TheFrontPage remade again]] again by Creator/BillyWilder in 1974 (with JackLemmon and WalterMatthau) and as ''Switching Channels'' (with the setting updated to the TV-news era) in 1988.
12th Jan '15 3:19:29 AM 06tele
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** Hollywood professionals familiar with how these things work have said that by all rights, the length of the script means the movie should have been ''twice'' as long as it is.[[note]]A film critic once compared the speed of the dialogue in this film to the speed of the dialogue in Lewis Milestone's 1931 ''The Front Page'', an earlier movie based on the same play. The characters in ''The Front Page'' actually talk ''faster'' than the characters in ''His Girl Friday'', but ''His Girl Friday'' ''feels'' faster because in ''His Girl Friday'' they constantly talk over each other, whereas in ''The Front Page'' they never do.[[/note]]

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** Hollywood professionals familiar with how these things work have said that by all rights, the length of the script means the movie should have been ''twice'' as long as it is.[[note]]A film critic once compared worked out why this is so by comparing the speed of the dialogue in this film to the speed of the dialogue in Lewis Milestone's 1931 ''The Front Page'', an earlier movie based on the same play. The In terms of words-per-minute, the characters in ''The Front Page'' actually talk ''faster'' than the characters in ''His Girl Friday'', but ''His Girl Friday'' ''feels'' faster because in ''His Girl Friday'' they constantly talk over each other, whereas in ''The Front Page'' they never do.[[/note]]
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