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His Girl Friday (movie)
Review: 'His Girl Friday' still a crackling good story
Review: 'His Girl Friday' still a crackling good story

This review has been updated. See below for details. Clattering typewriters, jangling telephones and a haze of cigarette smoke, once journalism's inalienable backdrop, can no longer be found in any newsroom on Earth. But those who crave a glimpse into the era when a word-slinger’s scoop could tear up Page One can find it at "His Girl Friday" at La Jolla Playhouse. Robert Brill's detailed rendering of the dingy press room in the Chicago Criminal Courts Building, along with sound designer Mark Bennett’s bells, whistles, clicks and clacks, eloquently establish the distinctive, extinct feel of the 1930s news business — and make the perfect setting for...

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