It Happened One Night (1934) Top3films.com HOME 
Where the stars are so close you feel you could reach up and stir them around  -  Clark Gable as Peter Warner 
1 2 3 H  (Top 3 Romantic Films)


“The walls of Jericho were considered very daring at the time.  And you know what?  I still think it’s sexy.”  Claudette Colbert
“and it happens every time we watch this utterly beguiling film.”  TVGuide.com
The 3 heavyweights that deserve the majority of credit for the success of this film, Frank Capra, Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable.
 


  When so many scenes fashioned from such ordinary material turn out so delightful, you know you are in the presence of a brilliant director, which Frank Capra proved to be in this effort and in subsequent films.

 

  A love-hate relationship perfectly textured and developed.  Stands to this day (despite dated styles) as a model on how to get it right.  In fact, if they “could make ‘em like this anymore” it would still be a tremendous success today.

 

  Colbert and Gable won Oscars and you will likely agree.  Speaking of deserved oscars, this seventy year old film also holds the distinction as one of three movies ever to sweep all the major academy award categories.

        » Brent Chastain, Top3films.com   


Review Comments When First Released:
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Variety

William Troy

Otis Ferguson

Review Comments Contemporary:

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#35 out of 50, based on 22,400 votes   
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