Sunday, February 14, 2010

It Happened One Night

I find it interesting that I once vowed to only watch recent releases. Now I'm watching movies that came out when my grandparents were my age. In closing, I shall be reviewing the oldest movie I've seen to date, It Happened One Night.

Heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her father (Walter Connolly) after he protests her marriage to King Westley (Jameson Thomas). While escaping, she meets out-of-work reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable).

If you're a movie buff like myself, you know that It Happened One Night was the first of three movies to win the "Big Five" at the Academy Awards (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay). Smart decision once you think of it. It Happened One Night has it all: smart dialogue, great acting and one sweet romance story.

My Rating: *****

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