Heristage Film Series continues with '40s comedy classic
When confronted with the seemingly endless stream of remakes, reboots and sequels coming out of Hollywood today, you often hear the refrain that “they just don’t make ’em like they used to.”
It’s hard to argue that point when presented with one of the greatest screwball comedies of all time, 1940’s “His Girl Friday.”
Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hardboiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard “Hildy” Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York.
Walter determines to sabotage these plans, enticing the reluctant Hildy to cover one last story, the upcoming execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams (John Qualen).
“His Girl Friday”
2, 7 p.m., free
Heritage House Arts and Civic Center
1428 Jenkins Rd.