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It Happened One Night: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1934) / Region A
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It Happened One Night: The Criterion Collection

Opposites attract with magnetic in this romantic road-trip delight from Frank Capra, about a spoiled runaway socialite (Claudette Colbert) and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter (Clark Gable) who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), It Happened One Night is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era, packed with clever situations and gags that have entered the Hollywood comedy pantheon and featuring two actors at the top of their game, sparking with chemistry that has never been bettered.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Sep 02 2014
  • Production Year 1934
  • Empire SKU 1710550
  • UPC Code 715515119610
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
"Screwball Comedy?", a new conversation between critics Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate
Interview with Frank Capra Jr. from 1999
Frank Capra's American Dream, a 1997 feature-length documentary about the director's life and career
New digital transfer of Capra's first film, the 1921 silent short "Fultah Fisher's Boarding House," with a new score composed and performed by Donald Sosin
American Film Institute tribute to Capra from 1982
PLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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