It happened one night

Criterion Collection (Firm)

Blu-ray - 2014

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.

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1st Floor BLU-RAY/It Due Dec 16, 2023
Feature films
Romantic comedy films
Screwball comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection c2014.
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Corporate Author
Criterion Collection (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Frank Capra, 1897-1991 (-), Robert Riskin, Samuel Hopkins Adams, 1871-1958
Blu-ray special edition ; Blu-ray edition ; full screen
Item Description
Title from container.
Based on the short story: Night Bus, by Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1934.
Special features: 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; 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; trailer; essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray: region A, (1.33:1) aspect ratio, mono; requires Blu-ray player.
Academy Awards (1934): Best picture, Director, Actor (Gable), Actress (Colbert), Screenplay.
Production Credits
Photography, Joseph Walker ; editor, Gene Havlick ; music, Louis Silvers.
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Review by Library Journal Review

Two comedy classics produced almost a half-century apart represent the best of their respective eras. One of the prolific Capra's (It's a Wonderful Life) most popular films, Night (1934) remains an enduring rom-com from long before the term was coined. Clark Gable delivers his usual roguish charm as a fired newspaperman who inevitably falls for an infamous runaway socialite -(Claudette Colbert) while pursuing a story about her. That rare Oscar winner for picture, actor, actress, director, and screenplay, this is a delight. In Tootsie (1982), an out-of-work actor (Dustin Hoffman) known for being "difficult" secretly cross-dresses in order to land a soap-opera part. What turns out to be a good career move seriously complicates his love life in Pollack's (Out of Africa) comic masterwork. VERDICT Replete with making-of features, cast and critic interviews, and other extras, these newly restored -reissues cement each film's status in the comedy pantheon. Add as new, or replace existing copies. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/14.]-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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