Plays Monday, November 25 at 7:30 PM — Part of the Journalism on Screen series
When hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), he unsuccessfully tries to lure her away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams. But when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over.
Featuring a post-film discussion with Robert Yoon, Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at UofM and former CNN Director of Political Research, and Zoe Clark, Program Director of Michigan Radio and Co-Host of ‘It’s Just Politics’
1940. 92 min. Romantic Comedy. NR