It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

1934 (Frank Capra) PG, 105 minutes

Clark Gable; Walter Connoly; Claudette Colbert; Jameson Thomas

Reporter Clark Gable chases spoiled heiress Claudette Colbert across most of the eastern seaboard, pausing long enough between wisecracks to set the definitive tone of 30s screwball comedy. This is Capra at his best, very funny and very light, with a minimum of populist posturing.

-Dave Kehr/Chicago Reader