"Classic & Contemporary Screwball Comedies" continues with the film many think defines screwball comdey: It Happened One Night !
Fans have disputed for years whether Bringing Up Baby or It Happened One Night is the foremost example of the screwball comedy at its best. JBF saw Bringing Up Baby a couple of years ago, and today is when we'll be catching up with It Happened One Night. If you haven't seen Bringing Up Baby you may want to check it out from our collection -- because we're sure to be continuing the debate between these great screwball comedy classics!
Directed by Frank Capra and starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night won the first Oscar grand slam, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. One IMDb fan offers the following summary:
Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story.
Come join us on Monday, October 26th @ 6:00 p.m. in Mtg. Rm B. and see how a trumpet, a clothesline, and a blanket demonstrate love triumphant.