It Happened One Night (Repackaged)

Directed By: Frank Capra Starring: Claudette Colbert Clark Gable

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Studio Sony
SKU 209741473
UPC 043396279803
UPC 14 00043396279803
Format DVD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Keywords
Classic
Essential Cinema
On-The-Road
Recommended
Romance
Vintage
Editors Note
Note Director Frank Capra and his two stars, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, stole hearts and a quintet of Oscars with this sparkling, legendary romantic comedy. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT is based on the story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, and it follows a news reporter and a runaway heiress who fall in love while traveling cross country on a bus. But as with any classic, the film is more than the sum of its parts, and special attention should be paid to the fizzy chemistry between the two leads and the witty script from Robert Riskin. This screwball comedy was the first to take home all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Clark Gable, Best Actress--Claudette Colbert, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Plot Summary
Summary Winner of five Academy Awards, Frank Capra's celebrated romantic comedy stars movie legends Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.| When Ellie Andrews, a millionaire's daughter, marries a man her father dislikes, the resulting family squabble sends the beautiful heiress into hiding. She travels across country by bus, a fugitive from high society. En route, she meets the man of her dreams: a sexy but brusque news correspondent who has just lost his job -- which unknown to Ellie, he hopes to recover by selling her story to his former boss. Together, Peter and Ellie have a series of hapless adventures and comic misunderstandings, leading them to the realization that they were made for each other.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...Early screwball....Won [Colbert] an Oscar." -- Rating: A 08/09/1996 p.68
Sight and Sound "...Capra's much-loved screwball romance remains a prime example of his deft versatility..." 06/01/2001 p.59
Premiere "Frank Capra's seminal screwball classic is a charming riff on a now-familiar scenario....The movie is also a landmark road picture..." 12/01/2003 p.4
Total Film "[A] still-glorious rom-com..." 03/01/2004 p.9
Directors
Frank Capra
Actors
Claudette Colbert
Clark Gable
Cast & Crew
Walter Connolly - Star
Ward Bond - Star
Claire McDowell - Star
Alan Hale - Star
Claudette Colbert - Star
Roscoe Karns - Star
Henry Wadsworth - Star
Clark Gable - Star
Robert Riskin - Screenwriter
Joseph Walker - Director of Photography
Louis Silvers - Composer
Gene Havlick - Editor
Stephen Goosson - Art Director
Frank Capra - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1934
Catalog ID 27980
UPC 00043396279803
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese
Available Audio Tracks English
Awards
Name Claudette Colbert
Award Category Best Actress
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1934
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Clark Gable
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1934
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Frank Capra
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1934
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Robert Riskin
Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1934
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Mono Audio, English, Subtitled, French
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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