About

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

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Directed by

Howard Hawks

Written by

Ben Hecht (Screenplay)
Charles Lederer (Screenplay)
Charles MacArthur (Theatre Play)

Runtime

92 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

She learned about men from him!

Cast

Keywords

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