It Happened One Night
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A spoiled heiress falls in love with the cynical newspaperman she enlists to help her escape her domineering father.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 43
- Fresh: 42
- 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.
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.
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.
Fresh: Its opposites-attract melding of screwball comedy and the road trip elements has become one of about a half-dozen standard love story formulas. Most years, there's at least one theatrical release that owes a debt to this film.
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.
Beats the new stuff hands down!
You just don't see chemistry in movies any more. Gable and Cobert are at their best. I hope that more great movies like this will be here for rent. See what movies should be like. It's the people!!!!!! I am also 35.