Instead of being an all male cast (as in the play) they have changed the sex of one of the main characters and this has a huge impact on the story. And it works great.
Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is back just to tell her editor/ex-husband, Walter (Carry Grant) that she isn't coming back to work for the paper; she's getting married to an insurance seller and living the live of a house wife. But Walter has a plan. First, he convinces her to write one last interview for a man on death row. And then everything descends into chaos and Hildy isn't thinking babies and houses anymore; she's chasing the story.
Rosalind Russell is amazing! She is so talented and not once does she break character. I love her.
Carry Grant... I'm under-whelmed with his abilities. Sooo not the leading man I was hoping for.
It's great that Hildy has been written to be this strong and intelligent woman in such a male dominated industry, and is delivered by Russell. Hildy is the woman we all want to be, or I do. Even though she has struggled to find her work/life balance, she inspires the audience. Okay, she inspires me.
The script is perfect with witty comebacks flying fast. Oh, there isn't enough way to praise the writing; all I can do is encourage all of you to watch this and listen very carefully to each word.
Please watch and discover why this is a classic. Then ask why we don't have more like this made today.