The beauty of watching free movies online is that this practice is not limited to new releases. An increasing number of classic films are also available to view on the internet. “His Girl Friday”, starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy, is among them. This Howard Hawks directed film, which was released in 1940, is a classic romantic comedy-drama. Hildy Johnson (Russell), divorced newspaper editor Walter Burns (Grant), and stops by his office to inform him that she is engaged to another man, insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin (Bellamy), who she is marrying the next day. Not only is Hildy Burns’ former spouse, she is also his best reporter, and she plans on retiring once she weds, so Burns has a double incentive to make sure this wedding does not happen.
Desperate to stop the impending union, Burns attempts to sabotage Baldwin while simultaneously convincing Hildy to write one last story, about murderer Earl Williams and the incompetent Sheriff Hartwell. As his schemes get grander, a female friend, the crooked mayor, and the mother of the groom to be all get caught up in Burns’ maneuverings.
Cary Grant was a deft and brilliant comedian, and his talents are put to good use in this film. The whole cast is sharp and the movie moves at a rapid, engaging pace. This movie has several based. These elements make the already enjoyable film even more fun for audience members who are aware of these anecdotes and homages. To see this movie and to learn more about watching free movies online, visit Festival-of-Films.com.