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Screwball Sundays: HIS GIRL FRIDAY


June 4, 2023    
3:00 pm

Welcome to Screwball Sundays!

Join us for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the Historic Camelot Theatre. Featuring wacky plots, witty dialogue, and zany characters that continue to delight longtime fans and new audiences alike.

We believe that great movies are meant to be shared, so bring your friends and family to experience these comedy classics on the big screen. With a live introduction before each film, our carefully curated selection will have you laughing out loud and leaving your worries behind.

June 4 – HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.

The Hollywood screwball canon is rife with witty zingers and provocative repartee, but when it comes to sheer speed, nothing in the genre holds a candle to Howard Hawks’s newsroom rom-com His Girl Friday. In what remains the most beloved screen incarnation of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s much-adapted Broadway hit The Front Page, Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell put a seductive spin on the cutthroat ethos of American journalism, trading barbs that establish their hard-boiled characters as both romantic soul mates and professional equals.

Screwball Sundays: HIS GIRL FRIDAY