It Happened One Night

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In Brief: Frank Capra was no stranger to screwball comedy, and It Happened One Night (1934) is considered by some to be the progenitor of the subgenre. Potentially the best-known — if not necessarily the best — of Capra's comedic works, it's as charming and breezy as it is silly and cynical. Neither as outright funny as Capra's later comedies or as socially conscious as his "message" pictures, It Happened One Night still deserves its status as a must-see classic. It swept the five major Oscars in 1934, with stars Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert taking home awards for their turns despite neither having been the first choice for their roles.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Frank Capra
Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show It Happened One Night on Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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