Saturday, February 1, 2014

Flick Pick: It Happened One Night

(Mostly) Oscar Month*:
*(three exceptions)

It Happened One Night
(Columbia, 1934)

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's wonderful and timeless comedy.
How good? Look up the number of comedies to win Best Picture.
Scandalous pre-Hays Code film, with shots of Colbert hitchhiking by {gasp!} showing her leg, a bare-chested shirtless Gable (which tanked t-shirt sales for thirty years), and two unmarried adults sharing a motel room separated by a blanket on a clothesline, all of which became iconic film moments.
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay.

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