Not as fun & charming as Capra's other films, Gable's presence also feels out of place.
over 1 year
Stands the test of time and manages to retain all the original charm. Wonderful.
over 2 years
cute, funny, silly. feel good romance. not perfect but something to watch
over 2 years
A thrilling review of 1930's bus travel. I was mostly bored.
For actors who didn't want to do this movie, it seemed like they gave it their all.
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). The plot was based on the story Night Bus by Samuel Hopkins Adams, which provided the shooting title. It Happened One Night was one of the last romantic comedies created before the MPAA began enforcing the 1930 production code in 1934. In spite of its title the movie takes place over several nights.
The film was the first to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay), a feat that would not be matched until One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and later by The Silence of the Lambs (1991). In 1993, It Happened One Night was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or...