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It Happened One Night

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About It Happened One Night

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 OscarsĀ®: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Screenplay

Robert Riskin

Based on a Work by

Samuel Hopkins Adams

Director

Frank Capra

Producer

Harry Cohn

Actor

Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Clark Gable, Alan Hale, Roscoe Karns, Claire McDowell, Jameson Thomas