Sunday, February 28, 2016

It Happened One Night (1934) Comedy, Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert

It Happened One Night (1934) Comedy, Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert

It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). The plot was based on the August 1933 short story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, which provided the shooting title. One of the last romantic comedies created before the MPAA began enforcing the 1930 production code in 1934, the film was released on February 22, 1934

  • Ernie Adams as the Bag Thief
  • Irving Bacon as Gas Station Attendant
  • George Breakston as Boy Bus Passenger whose mother collapsed
  • Ward Bond as Bus Driver #1
  • Eddy Chandler as Bus Driver #2
  • Mickey Daniels as a Vendor on bus
  • Bess Flowers as Agnes, Gordon's secretary
  • Harry Holman as the Auto Camp Manager at the end of the film
  • Claire McDowell as the collapsed Mother in the bus
  • Harry Todd as the Flagman at railroad crossing
  • Maidel Turner as the Auto Camp Manager's Wife
  • Clark Gable as Peter Warne, a recently fired newspaper reporter
  • Claudette Colbert as Ellen "Ellie" Andrews, a spoiled heiress of millions
  • Walter Connolly as Alexander Andrews, Ellie's father and a millionaire
  • Roscoe Karns as Oscar Shapeley, an annoying bus passenger who tries to pick up Ellie
  • Jameson Thomas as "King" Westley, Ellie's fiancé (or husband); a pilot and fortune-hunter
  • Alan Hale as Danker, the singing car driver who wants to steal the suitcase
  • Arthur Hoyt as Zeke, a motel owner
  • Blanche Friderici as Zeke's wife
  • Charles C. Wilson as Joe Gordon, newspaper editor and Peter's boss
  • Doug Webson as deranged man

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