His Girl Friday (1940)

Move over, Aaron Sorkin, you’ll never be able to top the word count of this script; the dialogue zips off the actors’ tongues with multiple conversations often happening at the same time. It’s a little hard to follow at points, but you just can’t help but get caught up in the endless energy emanating throughout the relationship comedy, crime drama, and constant reporter antics (those phones!) of the screwball plot. Witty and well-edited, just with a hard-to-like ending (Walter was a real jerk).

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