It Happened One Night

“Keep your eye on this thumb, baby, and see what happens!”

It’s hard to believe now, but, when filming was completed, Claudette Colbert reportedly told a friend, “I just finished the worst picture in the world.”

Boy, was she wrong.

The first film to nab the top five Oscars (Picture, Director, Actress, Actor, and Screenplay), this lighthearted screwball comedy remains as fresh and funny today as when it crawled into theaters in 1934.

Clark Gable brings the bluster, Colbert is the queen of snappy replies, and director Frank Capra delivers a truly timeless pleasure.

Hitch a ride to movie nirvana.

 

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