It Happened One Night Movie Review 1934

Information and Film Reviews for It Happened One Night the Movie

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Classic Capra comedy about an antagonistic couple determined to teach each other about life. Colbert is an unhappy heiress who runs away from her affluent home in search of contentment. On a bus she meets newspaper reporter Gable, who teaches her how "real" people live. She returns the favor in this first of the 1930s screwball comedies. The plot is a framework for an amusing examination of war between the sexes. Colbert and Gable are superb as affectionate foes. Remade as the musicals "Eve Knew Her Apples" and "You Can't Run Away From It."

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, War Between the Sexes, Great Depression, Wrong Side of the Tracks, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Robert Riskin
Cast
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Roscoe Karns, Walter Connolly, Alan Hale, Ward Bond
Cinematography
Joseph Walker
Director
Frank Capra
Other
Gene Havlick
Producer
Frank Capra

Awards

Oscars 1934: Actor (Gable), Actress (Colbert), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Capra), Picture; AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1993.

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