Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It Happened One Night (1934)

Clark Gable has to be one of the funniest leading men of all time. He just seemed to be a natural smart ass in his films and in this one he can be riotously funny. He paired with Claudette Colbert and director Frank Capra to create a film that was funny, romantic, touching and brilliant. I mean really, how many romantic comedies do you see me reviewing let alone loving? This movie is so good it actually won Oscars for best actor, best actress, best director and best picture. Has that ever happened before or since? That's not rhetorical, I really don't know and I'm too lazy to investigate.

The film is about an heiress whose running away to marry a man that her media tycoon father doesn't approve of. She's not that street-smart and runs into Gable's character who is a bit of a dodgy newspaper man whose going to sell the story of her misadventures to the papers. They of course fall in love en route to New York and have some pretty funny shenanigans along the way. This is a great movie to grab your girl and curl up on the couch with.

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The Standard 5:

Why is it in your queue? I think I got on an add Clark Gable movies kick.

Is it artsy? No, it's just a good movie.

Best thing about the movie? Clark Gable's timing.

What mood should I be in to watch this movie? Looking to score points with the girlfriend.

What rating did you give it on Netflix? 5 Stars!

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen this one, but it sounds an awful lot like Roman Holiday!

    I'm very disappointed with the selection of streaming Christmas movies on Netflix. So far, I haven't found even one that I want to watch!


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