It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

DVD - 1999
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SUMMARY: A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c1999.
ISBN: 9780767836609
Branch Call Number: DVD It 1934
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) ;,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Night bus.


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Also listed on AFI's: 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES #35;
100 YEARS…100 STARS #12;
100 YEARS…100 STARS #7;
100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS #8;
100 YEARS…100 PASSIONS #38;

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Aug 08, 2018

GREAT 1934 - pre-Code romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra which won 5 Academy Awards. Very enjoyable performances by both Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable.
The hitchhiking scene WAS rather amusing.

Aug 31, 2017

I resisted seeing this for God only knows what reason, but was delighted when I did. The chemistry between Gable and Colbert is wonderful and the hitchhike scene is fabulous! Having seen Gable only in dramas, this movie showed a side of him I'd never seen. He had a real comic gift.

Jun 20, 2017

I was slightly bored throughout. I did see the charm of the film and I love Clark Gable, but it was nothing special to me.

Jun 06, 2017

Great classic rom-com. Wish I had a dad like that.

Jun 04, 2017

Charming 'screwball' romantic comedy from the days when they relied on acting instead of sex to carry films. Highly enjoyable for just about any adult but not really recommended for teens or children as nothing blows up - they'll be bored! Wonder whether Cary Grant could have made it even more enjoyable and perhaps Myrna Loy? But that is just wondering as it is pretty darn good the way it is!

Apr 09, 2017

I agree with other remarks about this film. It is
absolutely delightful and charming! It helps to
remember when it was made; the Great Depression
was not a happy time and this was one of the best
'feel good' films made, and very well made!!

Mar 18, 2017

I watched this movie as an original as well as its remake in other languages. Its an awesome movie. I loved it.

LPL_KimberlyL Feb 22, 2017

A smart, sexy, subversive slapstick comedy that is so incredibly good, it's hard to grasp that it was released over 80 years ago. I watched this with my boyfriend, and we both equally loved and laughed out loud at the characters. This is one of Clark Gable's best roles and Claudette Clobert is sheer perfection. I was completely blown away by this film, and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone!

NWPL Feb 09, 2017

Hands down one of the best romantic comedies out there! Gable and Colbert have sizzling chemistry and great banter.

Nov 22, 2016

ah Clark Gable... swoon

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Oct 07, 2013

Oscar Shapeley (to Ellie Andrews): "Hi, sister. All alone? My name's Shapeley. Might as well get acquainted; it's gonna be a long trip -- gets tiresome later on, especially for somebody like you. You look like you've got class... Yes-sir... with a capital 'K'! And I'm the guy that knows class when he sees it! Believe you me! Ask any of the boys -- they'll tell ya: Shapeley sure knows how to pick 'em... Yes-sir! Shapeley's the name, and that's the way I like 'em! You made no mistake sittin' next to me; just between us, the kinda mugs you meet on a hop like this ain't nothin' to write home to the wife about. You gotta be awful careful who you hit it up with, is what I always say, and you can't be too particular neither."

Oct 07, 2013

Oscar Shapeley: "What's the matter, sister? You ain't sayin' much." Ellie Andrews: "It seems to me you're doing excellently without any assistance!" Oscar Shapeley: "Ha, ha, ha, ha! There's pretty good! 'It seems to me you're doing excellently without any assistance'! Well shut my big nasty mouth!"

Oct 07, 2013

Oscar Shapeley: "You know, there's nothin' I like better than to meet a high-class mama that can snap 'em back at cha. 'Cause the colder they are -- the hotter they get! That's what I always say. Yes-sir... when a cold mama gets hot, boyyy, how she sizzles. Heh, heh, heh, heh. Now, you're just my type! Believe me sister, I could go for you in a BIG way. 'Fun-on-the-side' Shapeley they call me, with accent on the fun, believe you me." Ellie Andrews: "Believe you me, you bore me to distraction!"

Sep 16, 2013

"Stop Balling! Stop Balling!!!!"

epotter8811 Aug 20, 2012

"I never did like the idea of sitting on newspapers. I did it once, and all the headlines came off on my white pants. On the level! It actually happened. Nobody bought a paper that day. They just followed me around over town and read the news on the seat of my pants." -- Peter Warne

Aug 29, 2011

"I'll get us a ride and I won't use my thumb."

Feb 11, 2011

"The walls of Jericho are falling down."


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epotter8811 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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Jul 08, 2014

This is a fun classic about a Wall Street executive's daughter. She runs away because her father is angry with her for marrying a man he doesn't like. On her journey she meets a newspaper journalist who accompanies her.


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