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It Happened One Night

Series: Cinema Classics

For our August Cinema Classics screenings, we proudly present Frank Capra’s screwball comedy classic, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT.  The screening on 8/10 is free for Hollywood Theatre members!

(1934) Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable make an iconic pairing as Ellie and Peter, a wealthy heiress in a scandalous marriage and an out-of-work newspaperman who sees Ellie’s plight as just the story to revive his career. Considered the forerunner of the screwball genre, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT changed the face of American screen comedy forever, bringing a sense of zippy wordplay, ever-escalating absurdity, and Depression-era class consciousness to the Hollywood romance.  The first film to win all five major Oscars (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay), it paved the way for legions of Hollywood romantic comedies to follow.

Guest Passes accepted.

Year 1934
Format Digital
Runtime 105min
Assistive Listening Available
Wheelchair accessible No


Saturday, August 10