It Happened One Night

1934, NR, 105 min. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., Jan. 13, 1995

It Happened One Night

This classic romantic comedy is the first movie ever to sweep the five major Oscar categories.

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It Happened One Night, Frank Capra, Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

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