Film – It Happened One Night (1934)

Spoiled socialite Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is a bride on the run from her overbearing father. After jumping overboard off the family yacht, Ellie plans to travel to New York to reunite with her lover. On the bus she meets cynical and unemployed reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable) who blackmails her into traveling with him and telling her story. As the two make their way north, her father (Walter Connolly) hires an investigator to follow her trail. A series of mishaps forces Ellie and Peter to set aside their differences and join forces to get to the Big Apple. This film earned five Oscars, including Best Actor and Best Actress, and continues our series of Oscar Award winners.