Penny Serenade His Girl Friday

08/05/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 08/05/2006
  |  212 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Classic Cary Grant double-bill. In 'Penny Serenade' (1941), record store assistant Julie (Irene Dunne) falls for feckless reporter Roger (an Oscar nominated Grant). He is offered a job in Tokyo, but marries Julie before he leaves, promising to send for her once his finances are secure. When she eventually arrives, however, it is left to her to clear his debts. Happier times seem to be ahead when Julie becomes pregnant and they decide to return to America, but tragedy lurks just around the corner. In the classic screwball comedy 'His Girl Friday' (1940), Walter Burns (Grant) is a newspaper editor trying to hang on to his star reporter, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), who is also Walter's ex-wife. Hildy is leaving journalism to go off and marry Bruce (Ralph Bellamy), but an escaped convict, hiding behind a desk in the newsroom, is the perfect bait for Walter to lure Hildy back to her job and to him.