Based on the story by Samuel Hopkins Adams, directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, the film It Happened One Night premiered on February 22nd, 1934. A romantic comedy, Colbert plays a socialite attempting to escape from under the very heavy thumb of her father; Gable – at his roguish best – a hard-bitten news reporter. When they meet “on the road” – the sparks fly and the fun ensues. The two stars actually spend several nights together, Colbert shows some leg and Gable, chomping on a carrot, may or may not have been the inspiration for Bugs Bunny. This was the first film to win all five major Oscars – Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay. And even after all these years is still a lot of fun.
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