It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

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Frank Capra's 1934 screwball comedy, winner of four Oscars including Best Film, about a spoilt heiress (Claudette Colbert) on the run from her controlling family, aided by a story-hungry reporter (Clark Gable). More

Having just been been hitched to aviator King Westley, Ellie (Colbert) is whisked away on her furious father’s yacht. Impulsively, she jumps ship, starting her journey back to her new husband. On a chance encounter, she runs into Peter (Gable), a newspaper journalist looking for a scoop.

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1934Rating: PG105 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
Director:
Frank Capra ('It's a Wonderful Life', 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington')
Writer:
Robert Riskin
Cast:
Clark GableClaudette ColbertWalter ConnollyRoscoe KarnsJameson ThomasAlan Hale

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It Happened One Night | Awards

Award Winner
Best Picture, Director, Writing for an Adaptation, Actor (Gable) and Actress (Colbert) in Leading Roles at the 1935 Academy Awards.

It Happened One Night | Reviews

98%106 reviews

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Variety

Variety

The story has that intangible quality of charm which arises from a smooth blending of the various ingredients. Difficult to analyze, impossible to designedly reproduce. Just a happy accident.

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Total Film

Total Film

Tame by today’s standards, it’s worth remembering just how shocking a glimpse of Colbert’s car-halting stocking would have been in Depression-era America.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Miss Colbert gives an engaging and lively performance. Mr. Gable is excellent in his rôle.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An old school classic, and Gable's shirtless antics would send vests out of fashion until Die Hard came along. A must see.

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It Happened One Night | Release Details

It Happened One Night is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.