It Happened One Night

Dir: Frank Capra
Cast: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
105mins   1934   USA   U   English   

In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne, who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story.

'Eighty years after being made, "It Happened One Night" remains a mirror and a measuring stick—not only for all subsequent romantic comedies, but also (perhaps more significantly) for all lovers who came after Peter and Ellie and dream of a similar union of bodies, wits and fates.' Michael Oleszczyk,

This film is being screened as part of the Screwball Comedy course but the film, or the film and lecture, can be booked individually too