It Happened One Night

1934 • 105 minutes
131 reviews
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Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic. Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly), who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warne (Gable). When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their misadventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love. Directed by Frank Capra, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT was the first movie to be honored with all five major Oscars®: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

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131 reviews
The Cinephiles
January 8, 2016
One of Frank Capra's masterworks. A romantic comedy as timeless as the man who created it. With plenty of laughable moments and a dialogue driven plot that brings out the characters and makes them lovable.
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Bre-anne Brown
February 9, 2013
One of the best films ever made, and still fresh and funny after all these years. Great chemistry between the leads and screwball humor at its best. Don't miss it!
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Dan Stevens
June 23, 2019
They don't make it like that anymore! Perfect movie for a man and woman in love (anything else is lust, a perversion)
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