It Happened One Night

The first of the classic “screwball comedies” engages viewers in a witty, romantic film

Frank Capra’s classic “boy meets girl on the road” film stands the test of time and remains a witty, engaging romantic comedy. This small budget film surprised its 1934 audiences by winning 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Star Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind) became Hollywood’s most desired leading man. Legend holds that his costume in this movie forever changed men’s fashion, making the undershirt uncool. This groundbreaking screwball comedy has delighted fans for 84 years and will continue to do so for years to come.