“His Girl Friday” quotes(1940)
Plot – Walter Burns, a cute young editor of a major newspaper, divorces his wife Hilde, who is about to get re-married, this time to an insurer. When she gets married she will also leave the 'His Girl Friday' column that she wrote for her ex-husband's newspaper and which Walter cares a lot about. Walter therefore tries in every way to break off the marriage, until a murder and a busy murderer's capture come in handy to his plan.
All actors – Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Porter Hall, Ernest Truex, Cliff Edwards, Clarence Kolb, Roscoe Karns, Frank Jenks, Regis Toomey, Abner Bibermanshow all
“His Girl Friday” Quotes 23 quotes
“- Bruce Baldwin: Even ten minutes is a long time to be away from you.
- Hildy Johnson: I heard you the first time. I like it. That's why I asked you to say it again.”
“- Walter Burns: Sorta wish you hadn't done that, Hildy.
- Hildy Johnson: Done what?
- Walter Burns: Divorced me. Makes a fella lose all faith in himself. Gives him a... almost gives him a feeling he wasn't wanted.
- Hildy Johnson: That's what divorces are for!”
“Walter, you're wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.”
“- Mollie Malloy: Aren't they inhuman?
- Hildy Johnson: I know. They're newspapermen.
- Mollie Malloy: All they've been doing is lying. All they've been doing is writing lies. Why won't they listen to me?”
“I'm getting married, Walter, and I'm also getting as far away from the newspaper business as I can get.”
“- Hildy Johnson: I suppose I proposed to you?
- Walter Burns: Well, you practically did, making goo-goo eyes at me for two years until I broke down.”
“- Hildy Johnson: You are no longer my husband and no longer my boss. And you're not going to be my boss.
- Walter Burns: All right, take it. Work for somebody else. That's the gratitude I get.”
“If I ever lay my two eyes on you again, I'm gonna walk right up to you and hammer on that monkeyed skull of yours 'til it rings like a Chinese gong!”
“If you want me, Bruce, you've gotta take me as I am instead of trying to change me into something else.”
“I was jealous. I was sore because he could offer you the kind of life I can't give you.”
“- Bruce Baldwin: You know, Hildy, he's not such a bad fellow.
- Hildy Johnson: No, he should make some girl real happy.”
“- Hildy Johnson: He treats me like a woman.
- Walter Burns: Oh he does, doesn't he? How did I treat you? Like a water buffalo?”
“I admit I wasn't much of a husband, but you can always count on me, Hildy.”
-Walter Burns: You're a newspaperman.
- Hildy Johnson: That's why I'm quitting. I want to go someplace where I can be a woman.
- Walter Burns: You mean "be a traitor".
“- Walter Burns: You've got the brain of a pancake. This isn't just a story you're covering - it's a revolution. This is the greatest yarn in journalism since Livingstone discovered Stanley.
- Hildy Johnson: It's the other way around.”
“If you were worth breaking my nails on, I'd tear your face wide open.”
“When you walk out that door, part of me will go right with you. But a whole new world's gonna open up for you.”
“She deserves all this happiness, Bruce. All the things I couldn't give her. Yeah, all she ever wanted was a home.”
“- Bruce Baldwin: I like him; he's got a lot of charm.
- Hildy Johnson: Well he comes by it naturally, his grandfather was a snake.”
“- Newsman: We were only saying a swell reporter like you wouldn't quit so easy...
- Hildy Johnson: I can quit all right without a single quiver. I'm gonna live like a human being. Not like you chumps.”