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It Happened One Night

HD   NR Closed Captioning


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About the Movie

A spoiled heiress falls in love with the cynical newspaperman she enlists to help her escape her domineering father.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 52
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It Happened One Night is a good piece of fiction, which, with all its feverish stunts, is blessed with bright dialogue and a good quota of relatively restrained scenes. – Mordaunt Hall, New York Times, Feb 22, 2015

Fresh: Instead of attempting a journalistic study of bus-travel, regularly punctuated by comic touches, Director Frank Capra and Robert Riskin who adapted Samuel Hopkins Adams' story, fused the two. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: One of those stories that without a particularly strong plot manages to come through in a big way, due to the acting, dialog, situations and direction. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: The direction is excellent. Frank Capra never lets his picture lag for a moment. It is never very exciting, but it moves along snappily and it is full of amusing situations. – Kate Cameron, New York Daily News, Feb 17, 2015

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Customer Reviews

Hollywood was so great even in 1934!

We found this gem in the library and watched it 3 times in a week! As time goes by, we keep watching more movies -- some old, some new - but I'm sure this one will always remain in our top 10 list! Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert are absolutely brilliant. Photography, screenplay, and dialogues are out of the world. No wonder this movie bagged so many (5 or 6?) Oscars. Ultimately recommended!

One of the sweetest movies ever!

Very romantic and engaging. No wonder it has stood the test of time! A great movie for all kinds of people.

Brilliant example of how great movies can be.

I'm fifteen right now and I saw this movie when I was about ten or eleven. My dad made me watch it and I thought, "Oh, great. Another old movie." Well, after I watched it, I absolutely loved it. Everything about this movie just fits and gels with each other, especially the chemistry between Gable and Colbert. This is a perfect film, in my eyes. The fact that I loved this film as a kid proves that it has stood the test of time and appeals to everyone. Don't let the fact that it's black and white or that it was made over seventy years ago stop you from seeing it. In my opinion, this is one film that everyone has to see before they die.

It Happened One Night
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 1934

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