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It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Source of Film

Cosmopolitan Magazine (1933)

Night Bus

by Samuel Hopkins Adams


Samuel Hopkins Adams began his career in 1891 as an investigative reporter for the New York Sun.   While he specialized in public health issues, he also wrote fiction.   Night Bus first appeared in the August 1933 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

Robert Riskin won an Academy Award for his screenplay adaptation.

Producer Detail

Frank Capra

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Average Rating: 4.0 (out of 5)   (98 votes cast)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

1 hour, 45 minutes

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert sparkle in this romantic comedy about love found on the road. Frank Capra directs.

Film Comments

Both Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert were unenthusiastic about being attached to a film they thought was inferior.   Colbert even planned to skip the Academy Award ceremony and had to be pulled off an outbound train at the last minute to accept her Oscar for Actress.

Film Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
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No rating

Box Office Ranking

  • 1934 Domestic Box Office Rank: #4U.S. flag

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