It Happened One Night (1948)
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Directed by: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
It Happened One Night ranked # 35 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
It Happened One Night is a 1934 romantic comedy in which an elite
socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her
father's thumb, and falls in with a rogue reporter (Clark Gable). As
in most Frank Capra films, everything turns out all right in the end;
the film fits very well with the upbeat view of the world that Frank
Capra repeatedly tried to portray.
The film was nominated for five Oscars (all the major ones) and won
all five. This feat would not be repeated again until One Flew Over
the Cuckoo's Nest.
- Best Picture - Harry Cohn, producer
- Best Actor in a Leading Role - Clark Gable
- Best Actress in a Leading Role - Claudette Colbert
- Best Director - Frank Capra
- Best Writing, Adaptation - Robert Riskin
The film has also been selected for preservation in the United States
National Film Registry.
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