It Happened One Night: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

This trailer from It Happened One Night shows Clark Gable giving Claudette Colbert tips on how to get drivers to pick up a hitchhiker.

The 1934 movie was released 77 years ago yet the trailer is a high quality clip considering how old it is.

Both Gable and Colbert would win best actor Oscars for the movie while director Frank Capra would win the Best Director award and the film received best picture award in 1935.

They would later appear on radio in the same roles for a radio version of It Happened One Night on Lux Radio Theater.

Ward Bond who later would star in the television series Wagon Train portrayed a bus driver in the movie.

Claudette Colbert said after completing the movie that she had just made the worst movie ever but it turned out to be a huge hit showing she knew more about acting than the business side of making movies.


Author: Andrew Godfrey

Retired from newspaper work after 38 years. Had served in the Army in Hawaii and Vietnam in the 60's. Am now retired and living in Sulphur, Louisiana.

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