Cary Grant - Rosalind Russell. Walter Burns, successful and self-serving newspaper editor, is about to lose Hildy Johnson, his top reporter and former wife, to mild mannered insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin. Walter, still in love with Hildy, tries to keep her from leaving by convincing her to cover one last big story, a potentially unjust execution. When the convict escapes chaos breaks out. Once again Hildy finds herself working with Walter to break the true story.