It Happened One Night

Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert (starring)
Frank Capra (director)
Robert Riskin (screenwriter)

Culver City, CA: Culver Pictures, Circa 1934. Vintage portrait photograph from the 1934 pre-Code film, showing director Frank Capra and a camera crew capturing a bus scene with Clark Gable and Roscoe Karns. National Film Archive stamp and annotations in manuscript ink and pencil on the verso.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

Based on Samuel Hopkins Adams' 1933 magazine story "Night Bus," about a strong-willed heiress who falls in love with a newspaper reporter while attempting to escape the control of her wealthy father. The first film to sweep the Academy Awards in five major categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay), a classic of screwball comedy, featuring two icons of early Hollywood at their peak.

Shot on location in Chatsworth, California.

10 x 8 inches. Lightly age toned on the margins, else Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Byrge and Miller, The Screwball Comedy Films. Criterion Collection 736.

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