It Happened One Night 1934 PG

1.00PM Sat 20 Jun 2020 (1hr 45mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

It Happened One Night will screen from an imported 35mm print.

‘Sparks fly when a headstrong runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert) and a cynical, down-on-his-luck reporter (Clark Gable) battle hunger and each other on a cross-country trek via bus, thumb, and auto. This sleeper hit of 1934 swept the top five Academy Awards, established Capra as a major director, and initiated the screwball comedy-romance cycle. The sexual tension woven into the rapid-fire verbal exchanges leaps off the screen at the sight of Colbert’s traffic-stopping gams and Gable’s bare chest, the latter of which was famously rumored to have caused a drastic drop in underwear sales.’ Eastman Museum

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 105 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: FRANK CAPRA / SCRIPT: ROBERT RISKIN / BASED ON THE SHORT STORY BY SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEPH WALKER / EDITOR: GENE HAVLICK / PROD CO: COLOMBIA PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE: AMALGAMATED MOVIES / RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM