It Happened One Night Movie Review 1934

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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."


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

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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


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

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