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It Happened One Night

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Tuesday, August 8
Kendle Kidd Performance Hall
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It happened one night

From Dirty Dancing to Psycho, movies are so often remade that cinephiles moan, ā€œIs anything sacred?ā€ This quintessential romantic comedy, directed by Frank Capra, may be one of the few untouchable films in Hollywood (it helps that the rights holder declines to develop it). The plot centers on a spoiled-brat heiress, played with wonderful aloofness by Claudette Colbert, whose sole purpose seems to be enraging her father. After she marries a vain playboy, her father tries to ground her ā€” but she goes on the lam, meeting down-on-his-luck reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable). A romantic comedy road trip ensues, filled with surprising turns, sharp dialogue and, of course, happily ever after.

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Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly
Rated: NR