“His Girl Friday” Is A Red Pill Classic That Most Men Have Never Seen

Although there are some great movie reviewers out there who evaluate newly-released films from a red-pill, non-leftist, traditional-Western, masculine viewpoint, I feel it would be worthwhile to review older “classic” films through such a lens, especially given that many of us believe that men, movies, and messages were far less cucked in the past, and many more are looking for an antidote to the pretty, poisonous lies spewed by Hollywood today.

I’ll begin this series with one of my favorites: the hilarious 1940 “screwball” comedy, His Girl Friday.

Original movie poster. Note the tagline. Dropping red pills even in the ads.

Short Version of the Plot

The basic plot is this: over the course of twenty-four hours, big city newspaper editor Walter (Cary Grant), convinces Hildy (Rosalind Russell) — his paper’s former star reporter and also Walter’s ex-wife — to cover the story of convicted cop killer about to be executed in the morning. Complicating matters is the fact that Hildy, who has quit the newspaper business, is leaving town that day with her beta fiancée, Bruce (Ralph Bellamy), who is taking her far away to be a stay-at-home wife.

Meanwhile, it turns out the murderer, Earl (John Qualen), is really a sweet, forlorn fellow with a sad life, who only accidentally killed the policeman in a moment of panic thanks to unemployment, loneliness, and desperation; however, despite the plot ostensibly centering around him, Earl’s story has become a cheap political football for everyone to use to their own cynical advantage.

This movie is so red pill, it almost hurts, except the comedy is so good it makes swallowing it easier. The more you look, the more truths you see.

The Press is Nothing but Liars, Slanderers, Thieves, and Crooks

One of the major themes of the movie is that reporters are conniving trash and all have agendas that gratuitously shape everything they “report.” (Sound familiar, Journolisters?). Almost every scene has a reporter lying, backstabbing, or being a heartless jerk, all for the sake of their stories.

A great illustration is when Earl is finally discovered in the rolltop desk; you get individual close-ups of each reporter as he calls his office, and they each give wildly contradictory lie-filled accounts. Molly Malloy’s accusatory harangue of them could be applied to any reporter working today.

Molly Malloy: “They ain’t human!” Hildy: “I know, they’re newspapermen.”

Politicians Use the Law and People’s Very Lives Merely for Political Points

The mayor and the sheriff conspire to deny Earl his lawful reprieve, and thus kill him, all to score political points. The governor is only giving sad-sack Earl his reprieve to push his execution closer to election day. And when the sheriff realizes where Earl is, he gives orders to shoot; it is only the bystanders’ protests that make the sheriff arrest Earl instead.

Alpha Fux, Beta Bux, and Cads over Dads…

Walter’s an alpha cad, Bruce is a clear beta, and guess who gets the girl here?

Alpha Walter and Beta Bruce. Bet you can guess which is which.

…But Betas can Have Dignity

One truth buried a bit is that Bruce, despite being a beta, isn’t a total pushover. Although he wrongfully trusts too many people, he still eventually realizes and embraces harsh truth, even if it hurts. Bruce walks out on Hildy in a manly way, and, although he leaves the door open for her to come back, he’s resolute in saving his pride. Most betas today lack such a backbone; they merely slink off in denial or humiliation at being rejected, or worse, spazz out like a gamma.

Career Women are Bad Wives

A woman obsessed with her career will never obsess over her man or her family. Hildy, despite her protestations, is infatuated with being a reporter and getting famous. She may have hidden behind a mask to nab Bruce’s proposal, but the mask slips. Thankfully for beta Bruce, he didn’t marry her or get divorce raped by her. Any woman “on the fast track” or is “career-oriented” is a bad, BAD idea.

Tough, Strong Women Existed Before the Feminazis Arrived, and Were Far Stronger than the Feminazis

Hildy, despite being bad wife material, is a tough, beautiful broad who has earned the respect of her male peers because she is a good reporter. She takes the guff they give her and gives it right back. She didn’t need affirmative action or #MeToo (though sleeping with Walter certainly didn’t hurt). She would eat the feminist snowflakes of today alive. (I like to imagine her walking into a Huffington Post editorial meeting and making all the feminists cry).

Hildy Johnson : she’d rip today’s women’s studies majors to shreds.

Divorce Still Happened Back in the Day

Social conservatives and red-pillers who hate divorce have to come to terms with the fact that divorce didn’t suddenly begin in the 1960s with Gloria Steinem’s urging. Career gals with options in the big city divorced. Country girls whose society forced them to stay married didn’t divorce.

Cowardice, Manipulation, and Scummy are No Bar to a Woman’s Panties

Walter is hilariously shown to be a liar, a cheat, a fraud, a conman, a coward, and in bed with criminals — and yet Hildy is madly in love with him. Sure, as many an anti-PUA will claim, it’s because he looks like Cary Grant, but that doesn’t solve it; objectively, Bruce is as good-looking as Walter. Behavior matters.

She’s saying this to Walter, and just shortly after she’s marrying him. If you can get a woman to hate you, you can get her to love you.

Young Hot Women are Attracted to Older, Established, Powerful Men

Hildy came to work for Walter fresh out of college — meaning she was twenty to twenty-two years of age — who is not only clearly older, but was the big chief editor of the paper. ‘Nuff said.

And, Most Importantly, The Final Scene is a Fountain of Redpill Truth

As the movie closes, shameless conman Walter tries to get rid of Hildy after she’s served her purpose, and even stiffed her with counterfeit money, but Hildy’s hamster takes all this only as proof that Walter loves her. In reality, if you watch Walter’s behavior, it’s hard to say he has any love for Hildy, only a desire to keep her working on the story. Yet despite that, Hildy is willing to do anything Walter demands, breaking down like an obedient schoolgirl.

It’s amazingly bizarre from a logical point of view — even Walter is taken aback by her reaction — but fits in quite well with female psychology: a caddish man who shamelessly manipulates and abuses a woman is catnip to her, and she will love him and apologize for him, no matter what he does.

This is only halfway through the film, and Hildy’s already under Walter’s spell.

Bottom Line: See His Girl Friday, and Absorb its Red Pill Truths 

This truly hilarious movie is full of old-school truth buried underneath the intelligent comedy. Watch this film, enjoy it, and be filled with truths that, today, are in far too short a supply.

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21 thoughts on ““His Girl Friday” Is A Red Pill Classic That Most Men Have Never Seen”

  1. The last bit about women loving a man more if he’s a piece of shit towards her is all too true, and it works very well. I myself am only 17 and have seen the dynamic in action as well as been the abuser in quite a few cases already. All women of any age are obsessed with it whether they admit to it or not. Take it from a current youngster – My own generation of boys and girls is fucked beyond repair (could argue worse than older generations) and I’m one of the few actively doing things differently. Sucks to feel alone in this at such a young age but it doesn’t keep me down.

      1. It seems a majority of teenagers my age or around it are largely apathetic towards politics. Quite a number will express hatred or general disapproval towards Trump but those that don’t generally don’t seem to care at all about politics. There’s a lot of liberals and other bull for sure and this includes girls who may be beautiful now but are definitely heading towards land-whale status later on.

    1. With 17 you won’t believe, it will end staying alone😁. If you enter your late 20ie and early 30ies and are established you’ll laugh about that. Endless women parades ahead looking desperateley for sponsors.

      1. I can imagine. Girls around here already desire older men (due to them being more established or experienced) as soon as they hit their first menstrual cycle. A lot of shit like 15 year olds dating 18 year olds or 17 year olds dating 20+ year olds I have witnessed occur. Weirdest I witnessed was a 14 year old dating a 20 year old because he made good money. Wouldn’t want to have a daughter in this time and age or a wife in general honestly

  2. Essential to note that this film was a remake of “The Front Page,” a popular play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. It was also made as a movie previously. The kicker is that originally Hildy was a male reporter. When it came up for a remake, director Howard Hawks thought it would be a lot funner if Hildy was a woman. He was right. “His Girl Friday” is still popular on the revival circuit. “The Front Page” (which was remade again by Billy Wilder with a male Hildy) has more or less faded away.

  3. Ok piece but please stop using “feminazi”
    It’s disingenuous.
    German women under Hitler were not feminized. Birth rates set records. Those that bore over 5 children received medals and wore them proudly. Abortion was made illegal.
    Great things happened due to the men and women there. The Jewish Govt was given The boot.

    1. Yes, I noticed that also. But in those early years, (((Hollywood))) was much more subtle about its manipulation / degradation / and role reversals. It was more on a subconscious level then, as opposed to the completely obvious, in-your-face style of today. Regardless, these old movies continue to display just how far Americans have fallen in every way — culturally, stylistically, linguistically, physically and intellectually. And many other peoples of the world are not far behind.

    2. Grant wasn’t gay. At worst, he was bisexual, or at least degenerated into that during times of desperation. He was a motherless poor boy who drifted into vaudeville while young and desperate, so its likely he was taken advantage of by homosexuals then.
      But he wasn’t gay. How do I know this? Because numerous ex-wives and former girlfriends have stated that he had tons of sex with them. It’s telling to note that other closeted homosexuals do not have the same chorus today; nowadays, Montgomery Clift and Rock Hudson are openly acknowledged by their former female “girlfriends” as being gay. But not Grant; all the women in his life claimed he liked women.
      The rumors about Grant and Randolph Scott (the two roomed together for 11 years) are a lot of Hollywood folklore and gay fantasy. People who knew Scott have called the idea that he was gay b.s., again, unlike other closeted gays like Clift and Hudson. Perhaps Grant and Scott liked the occasional degenerate dance to get a role, but both also really loved the ladies.

      1. Regarding Cary Grant (real name Archie Leach), it’s pretty obvious that he was primarily homosexual, with some bisexual tendencies that were strongly pushed by Hollywood for PR reasons. Married 5x and allegedly produced one child with Diane Cannon, his history of short and long-term homosexual encounters in some recent memoirs and film documentaries provides strong proof.
        Fashion critic Richard Blackwell (of the infamous Mr. Blackwell’s best and worst dressed list) claimed in his memoir that he lived for several months with Grant and Randolph Scott in the 1930s and it was obvious they were, “deeply, madly in love, their devotion complete.”
        A 2016 documentary, Women He’s Undressed, about the Academy Award winning costume designer Orry-Kelly, claims Cary Grant was in a gay relationship with the designer in the 1920s – and handful of years prior to him meeting Scott in Hollywood.
        In his recent memoir, Full Service, Scotty Bowers (self-proclaimed bisexual “pimp to the stars”) claims that he would regularly hook up with Grant and Scott – sometimes in a 3-some. He also arranged for Grant to have other homosexual trysts.
        Furthermore, watching the 1940 movie, My Favorite Wife (starring both Grant and Scott), makes everything all too OBVIOUS.
        Let’s face it, Hollywood has been pushing the gay agenda on us since before any of us were even born.

  4. Americans think that they are rebels because they are immoral and have tattoos,
    but maybe the elites want Americans to be immoral since immoral people
    are easier to blackmail and control.

  5. Speaking of red-pill movies, the film entitled “Don’t Tell Her it’s Me” encapsulates the whole hypergamy thing along with addressing how women’s innate instinctual processes come to play in the choosing of a mate. This movie is an educational must-watch for women; all of whom will enjoy it until the red-pill aspects are pointed out to them.

  6. Must going men on the right think everything that is bad started in the 60s. HGF is a great example of how pre 60s America was not a paradise. Things have simply gotten worse over time. Hemingway knocked American woman as ball busters, for example. Just ran across this quote from Himmler that gives you an idea of how American women were viewed in the thirties:
    ” A consequence of the over-privileged woman is that in America no man any more dares to look at a girl, since otherwise he will be brought before the marriage court and made to pay for it. In America homosexuality is absolutely a defensive measure for the men because they have fallen into such slavery to the women. The woman can behave like an axe there: she just starts hacking away on something. She is never rebuked: the best example of a tyranny by women!”

  7. Another red pill great from that era is “All About Eve.” Shows the true base nature of women, and how the greatest purpose of a woman is devoting herself to a man and family. Not shy about it either.

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