It Happened One Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

It Happened One Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Frank Capra Cast: Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
, Clark Gable
Clark Gable
, Walter Connolly
Walter Connolly
, Jason Thomas
Jason Thomas
Frank Capra
It Happened One Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

It Happened One Night [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Frank Capra Cast: Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
, Clark Gable
Clark Gable
, Walter Connolly
Walter Connolly
, Jason Thomas
Jason Thomas
Frank Capra

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Frank Capra's seminal screwball comedy, which won all five major Academy Awards for 1934, is still as breezy and beguiling today. Claudette Colbert plays Ellie Andrews, a spoiled heiress who has married fortune-hunting aviator King Westley (Jameson Thomas), despite her father (Walter Connolly)'s objections. To keep Ellie from marrying this lothario, her father has been holding her prisoner aboard his yacht. But Ellie bolts from the yacht, swims ashore in her clothes, and eventually slips onto a Greyhound bus bound for New York. Aboard the bus is newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who has recently been fired for drinking on the job. Peter gets the last seat on the bus -- but when he gets up to argue with the bus driver, Ellie takes his seat. Since it is the last seat on the bus, they have to share it. When Ellie has her purse stolen and she refuses to report it, Peter begins to suspect something. The next morning, they both miss the bus after a leisurely breakfast, and Peter reveals that he knows her identity. She makes a deal with him: if he helps her get to New York, he can write a scoop about her for his paper. Peter thinks she is a spoiled brat, however, and refuses a monetary bribe: "I'm not interested in your money or your problem. You, King Westley, your father -- you're all a lot of hooey to me!" But as they travel northward and engage in a series of misadventures, the gruff newspaperman and the spoiled rich girl, thrown together by circumstances, fall in love with each other. This movie set the pace for the "screwball" comedy, the witty and romantic clash of temperaments between a man and a woman mismatched in both personality and social position, a type of movie often associated with Katherine Hepburn in such classics as Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), and, with Spencer Tracy, Adam's Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), and Desk Set (1957), among others. The only other movies to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay) were One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2014
UPC: 0715515119610
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 727

Special Features

Screwball Comedy?, a new conversation between critics Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate Interview wih Frank Capra Jr. from 1999 Frank Capra's American Dream, a 1997 feature-length documentary about the director's life and career New digital transfer of Capra's first film, the 1921 silent short Fultah Fisher's Boarding House, with a new score composed and performed by Donald Sosin American Film Institute tribute to Capra from 1982 Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Ellie Andrews
Clark Gable Pete Warne
Walter Connolly Alexander Andrews
Jason Thomas King Westley,King Westley
Roscoe Karns Shapeley
Ward Bond Bus Driver
Henry Wadsworth Drunk Boy
Claire McDowell Mother
Arthur Hoyt Zeke
Wallis Clark Lovington
Hal Price Reporter
Eddy Chandler Bus Driver
Ky Robinson Detective
Frank Holliday Detective
James Burke Detective
Joseph Crehan Detective
Milton Kibbee Drunk,Reporter
Matty Roubert Newsboy
Sherry Hall Reporter
Charles Wilson Joe Gordon
George Breakston Boy
Earl Pingree Policeman
Harry Hume Policeman
Oliver Eckhardt Dykes
Bess Flowers Secretary
Fred Walton Butler
Ethel Sykes Maid of Honor
Edmund Burns Best Man
Neal Dodd Minister
Eva Dennison Society Woman
Eddie Kane Radio Announcer
Harry Holman Manager Auto Camp
Tom Ricketts Prissy Old Man
Maidel Turner Manager's Wife
Irving Bacon Station Attendant
Frank Yaconelli Tony
Harry C. Bradley Henderson
Harry Todd Flag Man
Bert Starkey Bus Passenger
Rita Ross Bus Passenger
Ernie Adams Bus Passenger,Actor
Billy Engle Bus Passenger
Dave Wengren Bus Passenger
Kit Guard Bus Passenger
Blanche Friderici Zeke's Wife
Jessie Arnold Actor
Alan Hale Jr. Danker
Charles Brown Reporter
Douglas Carter Actor
Mickey Daniels Vender
Alan Hale Sr. Actor
Louis Silvers Composer

Technical Credits
Frank Capra Director,Producer
Robert Riskin Screenwriter
Harry Cohn Executive Producer,Producer
Samuel Hopkins Adams Screenwriter
Edward Bernds Sound Mixer
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