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Every third Sunday is Film Night at Green Kill at 7 PM,  presenting the best in public domain films. 3 dollars suggested donation. BYOB and BYOPopcorn.

Sunday, Febuary 16 at 7 PM, “His Girl Friday” will be screened.

About ‘His Girl Friday’

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The second screen version of the Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur play The Front Page, His Girl Friday changed hard-driving newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson from a man to a woman, transforming the story into a scintillating battle of the sexes. Rosalind Russell plays Hildy, about to foresake journalism for marriage to cloddish Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy). Cary Grant plays Walter Burns, Hildy’s editor and ex-husband, who feigns happiness about her impending marriage as a ploy to win her back. The ace up Walter’s sleeve is a late-breaking news story concerning the impending execution of anarchist Earl Williams (John Qualen), a blatant example of political chicanery that Hildy can’t pass up. The story gets hotter when Williams escapes and is hidden from the cops by Hildy and Walter–right in the prison pressroom. His Girl Friday may well be the fastest comedy of the 1930s, with kaleidoscope action, instantaneous plot twists, and overlapping dialogue. And if you listen closely, you’ll hear a couple of “in” jokes, one concerning Cary Grant’s real name (Archie Leach), and another poking fun at Ralph Bellamy’s patented “poor sap” screen image. Subsequent versions of The Front Page included Billy Wilder’s 1974 adaptation, which restored Hildy Johnson’s manhood in the form of Jack Lemmon, and 1988’s Switching Channels, which cast Burt Reynolds in the Walter Burns role and Kathleen Turner as the Hildy Johnson counterpart. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.

Directed By Howard Hawks
Written By Charles Lederer

Review from Rotton Tomatoes

Full Third Sunday Film Night Schedule

February 15, 7 PM ‘His Girl Friday,’ 1940

March 15, 7 PM ‘Charade,’ 1963

April 19, 7 PM, ‘The Little Shop of Horrors,’ 1960

May 17, 7 PM, ‘Detour,’ 1945

June 21, 7 PM, ‘Dementia 13,’  1963

July 19, 7 PM, ‘The Naked Kiss,’ 1964

August 16, 7 PM, ‘The 39 Steps,’ 1935

September 20, 7 PM, ‘The Last Man on Earth,’ 1964

October 18, 7 PM, ‘Carnival of Souls,’ 1962

November 15, 7 PM, ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’  1959

December 20, 7 PM, ‘The Vagabond,’ 1916

About Green Kill

Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.

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Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, with a selection of events on Sundays. Green Kill is closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/events. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting 229greenkill@greenkill.org or phoning 347-689-2323.

 

His Girl Friday, 1940, Febuary 16

Every third Sunday is Film Night at Green Kill at 7 PM,  presenting the best in public domain films. 3 dollars suggested donation. BYOB and BYOPopcorn. 

Sunday, Febuary 16 at 7 PM, “His Girl Friday” will be screened.