It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Event Details

1934 / USA / 105 min. / B&W

Director: Frank Capra

Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

It Happened One Night is famous for three things… First, it was the first film to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay). Second, it ruined the American vest industry thanks to Gable taking off his shirt and revealing a bare torso to the world. And third, for being just about the best romantic comedy the world has ever been treated to. Why? Simple – a snappy script; perfect casting; a pre-Hays Code sassiness and the ease with which it entertains both male and female sensibilities. It has a heart and an edge and is, even after 80 years, fabulous entertainment.