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Saturday, March 31, 2007

It Happened One Night (1934)

The Academy Award winning comedy classic. Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) has eloped with King Westley (Jameson Thomas). Of course her wealthy father does not approve of the marriage and whisks Ellie away on his boat until he can have the marriage annulled. However, Ellie is not willing to go so easily and she jumps overboard and swims to shore. She decides to travel by bus back to her husband. While on the bus she meets Peter Warne (Clark Gable), a down on his luck reporter who is looking for a big story. He soon recognizes Ellie and decides to travel with her so he can write the story that will resurrect his career. Of course their trip does not go smoothly and they soon run out of money and have to come up with creative ways to make their way across the country. Of course another unseen event occurs - Ellie and Peter begin to fall in love.

This is one of the best comedies ever made. It is hard to believe that both Gable and Colbert were loaned to Columbia for this film as punishment for their bad behavior. They both hated this movie and thought the script was horrible. I guess it goes to prove that things on paper are not always what they seem. If you love classic films then this one is a must see.

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