Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert clash words and wit in this enduring classic comedy.
Walter Burns is the editor of a major Chicago newspaper when his ace reporter and ex-wife Hildy Johnson visits him to announce her forthcoming marriage to an insurance salesman. Walter, resourceful, cunning, and connected, works overtime to prevent the loss of Hildy to this other man.
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About the Author
Ben Hecht (1894–1964) was a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Daily Journal and the Chicago Daily News as well as a playwright, novelist, short story writer, and scriptwriter.
About the Narrators
Fred MacMurray (1908–1991) began performing on vaudeville at the age of eighteen. In 1930 he appeared in his first Broadway production, and in 1935 he starred in his first film. He had dramatic roles during his career but excelled in comedic ones. He starred in the 1960s television show My Three Sons from 1960 to 1972.
Claudette Colbert (1903–1996) began her acting career in 1923 after landed a small role in the Broadway play The Wild Westcotts. While still starring in The Barker, she made her film debut in the silent movie For The Love of Mike (1927). In 1929 she made her first talking picture and thereafter worked solely on screen for more than twenty years. She returned to the stage in 1951.