It Happened One Night

1934 ****1/2 105 mins.

Frank Capra's legendary comedy about two people hitchhiking to New York and falling in love is hilarious from start to finish. Clark Gable plays an out of work newspaper reporter who falls into this strange situation with a woman who is running away from her family, as she has just eloped with a playboy her family doesn't approve of. It's a fun ride that is the first film to capture all five major Oscars: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Adapted Screenplay.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Not Rated.

Clark Gable + Claudette Colbert

Screenplay by
Robert Riskin

Based on the Short Story by
Samuel Hopkins Adams

Directed by
Frank Capra

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT in The Criterion Collection

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