The 10 Best Films of the 1940s
6. His Girl Friday (1940)
Still the funniest and best romcom ever made, this lightning-speed newspaper saga is about a devilishly witty editor (Cary Grant) plotting to win back his ex-wife and best reporter (Rosalind Russell) before she leaves for her wedding to an amiable doofus (Ralph Bellamy). No film has zippier banter and the three leads and their love triangle created an everlasting template for the genre.