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It Happened One Night

(DVD - 1999)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
It Happened One Night
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A runaway heiress falls in love with a reporter who is chasing her across America.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1999
ISBN: 076783660X
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy IT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in

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Claudette Colbert is the flighty heiress running away to marry a cad. Clark Gable is the salty reporter chasing the story. A match made on a Greyhound bus.


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May 23, 2014
  • hoacornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you like Clark Gable (and I do) then this picture is for you. Directed by Frank Capra this story is a great love story/comedy. Don't take my word for it, take this DVD home and see for yourself. If you end up liking it, remember it was made 80 years ago. I feel it is a timeless story and I will watch it more than once. It is just that good a movie!

Apr 05, 2014
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

From my fairly dissatisfied point of view, the absolute highlight of this decidedly disappointing "Screwball" comedy from 1934 took place within its first 15 minutes when wealthy bank prez, Alex Andrews so rightly slapped the face of his snitty, snotty, spoiled-brat daughter, Ellie. (And, boy, did this super-bitch ever have it coming to her!)_____ Over the years, I have heard (time & again) people literally falling all over themselves, raving away to me about this film being the "be-all-and-end-all" of Hollywood, screwball comedy. But after giving it a fair enough chance, I couldn't believe how petty, small and downright trivial its sappy story was._____ I'm absolutely shocked right out of my socks that this trite, little, nothing-of-a-picture actually swept the 1935 Oscar presentations by scoring for itself 5 of those prized awards in all of the top categories._____ Back in "Depression Era" America this film might have thrilled and delighted its audiences to literal pieces, but, today, 80 years later, its charm and appeal (which doesn't hold up very well) got completely lost on this here viewer.

Nov 21, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Wonderfully entertaining!

Oct 07, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really a very funny eighty year old romantic comedy from Capra -- not (too) corny. 'Shapeley' had me roaring. Gable and Colbert had great chemistry and timing. FIVE STARS.

Sep 27, 2013
  • longlivesmilies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful! Funny and sweet and clever.

Sep 16, 2013
  • aboyter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Clark Gable can manhandle me anytime he wants. Love this movie--so funny! I wish the library owned "Midnight" with Claudette Colbert. That is my favorite 30s comedy.

Apr 22, 2013
  • VRMurphy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great example of just why things become classics.

Aug 20, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best romantic comedies of all time. Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are the perfect foils for each other in this utterly charming film from the great Frank Capra. As brash reporter Peter Warne, Gable is witty, frustrating, and downright sexy. It was said that men's undershirt sales plummeted after Gable was seen in this film with a naked torso, and it's easy to see why. Colbert makes what could have been a one-note spoiled rich heiress character into a surprisingly layered woman torn between the rich King Westley she hastily married and in-it-for-himself-or-is-he reporter Peter Warne. The film zips along like the zingers between the two leads, and ultimately will leave viewers just as amorously in love with Warne and Andrews as they are with each other. A CLASSIC.

May 07, 2012
  • 8217549 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

funny

Aug 29, 2011
  • madishoemake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious. Can't stop smiling every time i watch it. A perfect couple.

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Oct 07, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • aboyter rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Stop Balling! Stop Balling!!!!"

Aug 20, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"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
  • madishoemake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

"The walls of Jericho are falling down."

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Aug 20, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

epotter8811 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Jul 08, 2014
  • worshipman2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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