Faced-paced comedy HIS GIRL FRIDAY to be screened March 3, 2017 at UAlbany

Film stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell

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ALBANY, NY (02/13/2017) (readMedia)-- HIS GIRL FRIDAY (United States, 1940, 92 minutes, b/w, directed by Howard Hawks) will be shown on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

A newspaper editor uses every trick he can think of to stop his top reporter-and ex-wife-from leaving the paper to remarry. This fast-paced comedy with overlapping dialogue was adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from their Broadway hit The Front Page. Chicago Reader reviewer Dave Kehr described Cary Grant's performance as "...truly virtuoso-stunning technique applied to the most challenging material." The film stars Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy.

For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.