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Date(s) - 04/01/2019
5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Leyburn Arts and Community Centre (The Old School House)


Friday 4 January 5pm and 7.30pm

His Girl Friday (1940)

(U) 1hr 32m

Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from marrying a dull insurance man.  One of the fastest-talking comedies ever made!


His Girl Friday – One of most quotable films ever made, Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday stars Rosalind Russell as reporter Hildegard “Hildy” Johnson, a standout among cinema’s powerful women. When adapting Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur’s smash hit play The Front Page, Hawks had the inspired idea of switching the role of the star reporter to a woman. The result is an immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom drama and ebullient romantic comedy that fully exploits its stars Russell and Cary Grant’s tangible chemistry and perfect comic timing.

When Hildy’s conniving but charismatic editor and ex-husband, Walter Burns (a perfectly cast Cary Grant) finds out that she’s forsaking journalism to marry dull insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and retire to Albany in upstate New York, he pushes an epic scoop her way – involving an impending execution and political corruption – that he knows she can’t resist.

The breakneck chaos that ensues is utterly hilarious, with peerless verbal athleticism that sees the film more than earn its reputation as one of the fastest-talking comedies ever made.


The British Film Institute’s blockbuster Comedy Genius season is the UK’s greatest ever celebration of film and TV comedy – bringing the gift of laughter just when we need it most!  Our Film Festival Sunday films and our first two screenings of January – His Girl Friday and Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday – form part of this Comedy Genius season in which we are delighted to be taking part.

With the support of the Independent Cinema Office and BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery and with thanks to ‘Groundwork: One Stop Carriers for Causes ‘for their continued support.


Tickets: Adults £6.00, Concessions £5.00

Coming Soon: The Wife, A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody

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