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It Happened One Night


Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns View All


Frank Capra (Director), Robert Riskin (Screenplay) View All

Released: Feb. 22nd, 1934
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to...
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Everything after that is surprisingly unsurprising. I watched the clock for the first time after only 20 minutes and was horrified. Fortunately the film did pick some momentum during the road trip.
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Middle, director Frank Capra holds his Oscar for Best Director a win that marked the start of a bright directing career...Right, Lionel Barrymore admires the Oscar that Clark Gable just won for Best Actor. It Happened One Night was a small budget film from a then smaller studio, Columbia.
Ellie manages to escape the yacht and get a train ticket to New York.