Showroom Classics: It Happened One Night (90th Anniversary) U

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This film was last shown on 15 February 2024

Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly), who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy.

En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warne (Gable). When their bus breaks down, the bickering pair set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition…

This unmissable, influential rom-com was directed by Frank Capra (best known for It’s a Wonderful Life), and was the first movie to be honoured with all five major Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Fall in love with the beautiful new 4K restoration.


Frank Capra
1 hour 45 minutes
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert


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