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It Happened One Night

When Ellie Andrews, a millionaire's daughter, marries a man her father dislikes, the resulting family squabble sends the beautiful heiress into hiding. She travels across country by bus, a fugitive from high society. En route, she meets the man of her dreams: a sexy but brusque news correspondent who has just lost his job -- which unknown to Ellie, he hopes to recover by selling her story to his former boss. Together, Peter and Ellie ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States
Michal Oleszczyk
"Truly great (...) One of the easiest movies to love"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"As buoyant and elegant as bubbles in a glass of champagne (...) [It] survives triumphantly because of its wit, charm, romantic idealism and its shrewd sketch of married life (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Mordaunt Hall
The New York Times
"A good piece of fiction (...) Colbert gives an engaging and lively performance (...) Gable is excellent"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Sukhdev Sandhu
"Colbert is headstrong, delightful, irresistible (...) 'It Happened One Night' is pure delight (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
David Parkinson
"An old school classic (...) A must see (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
"A refreshing and light romance (...) The direction is excellent (...) It is never very exciting, but it moves along snappily and it is full of amusing situations."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Chris Cabin
"Fueled by confidently zippy repartee and manic comic invention (...) [An] exquisite comedy (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
"Every romcom of the last 80 years owes something to 'It Happened One Night' (...) It’s timeless."  POS
United StatesUnited States
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
"This is Capra at his best, very funny and very light, with a minimum of populist posturing."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
"As classy and charming a romantic comedy as you're ever likely to see (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States Variety "One of those stories that without a particularly strong plot manages to come through in a big way, due to the acting, dialog, situations and direction."  POS
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