anogete: (mill owners)
( Jan. 19th, 2009 10:51 pm)
I just spent part of my evening watching His Girl Friday on YouTube. The dialogue is fantastic, and I fell in love with it immediately. Some kind soul has uploaded the entire movie (in eleven parts) for free viewing, beginning here. It's totally worth your time.

For those who aren't familiar, the film revolves around Hildy Johnson, a woman who used to be married to Walter Burns, the editor for a newspaper. Hildy was also Burns's lead reporter before she divorced him and got engaged to an insurance salesman named Bruce. In an effort to thwart Hildy's marriage to Bruce, Burns talks her into taking up a story on a man he believes was wrongfully convicted of shooting a police officer instead of traveling to Albany to get married.

The entire movie was lovely, especially the bit when you first see Hildy interact with her ex-husband, Walter Burns. However, I really enjoyed the scene posted below. Obviously, someone else loved it as well and posted it on YouTube. Carey Grant's line at 3:12 makes me laugh so hard. He commands the escaped prisoner to get back into the roll top desk by saying, "Get back in there, you mock turtle!"

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