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It Happened One Night

1hr 45mins
Directed by
Frank Capra
Clark Gable,
Claudette Colbert,
Walter Connolly,
Roscoe Karns


Wed 2/22
Available for online purchase
Sold out/unavailable
Also available as part of “Seminar: It Happened One Night”

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight from Frank Capra, about a spoiled runaway socialite (Claudette Colbert) and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter (Clark Gable) who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. 

The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon and featuring two actors at the top of their game, sparking with a chemistry that has never been bettered. - Criterion Collection

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