Movie Classics

It Happened One Night (1934)
Runtime: 105min
Director: Frank Capra
Actors: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) runs away from her controlling father to get back to her beloved King Wesley, a man she was married to before her father annulled their marriage. She jumps on a bus heading for New York, and is seated beside Peter Warne (Clark Gable). Warne is a reporter who recognises and blackmails Ellie. She has to stick with him to give him a story to write, and in return he promises to protect her and not to blow her cover. In the meantime Ellie's father has handed out a reward for those who have any information about his daughter.

Here follows complication and unexpected love. Both Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert are excellent in their performances. They are fun and charismatic, and they have a chemistry to die for. I also have to say that Colberts costumes are adorable! Many people can find old movies abit heavy or too cheasy, but this one is a perfect introduction to the old classics. It's a sweet and pleasant comedy: fun, romantic and light, and an adventure from the beginning to the end.

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Anonymous said...

you should do more posts like this, I really like the way you discuss movies and the old movies you choose!
your blog is really nice and beautiful !

are there perhaps any other old classic movies that you recommend ?

Pandora said...

Thank you for all the sweet comments:)

I will deffinetly do more posts like this. I've got plenty of old classics to recommend. I got some of them in the right hand list on my blog (I'm terrible at updating it though) and I will try to make atleast one "movie classics" post each week (preferably on sundays), so there will be some recommendations there :)

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