It Happened One Night
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Still one of the best screwball comedies.
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Fresh: This is Capra at his best, very funny and very light, with a minimum of populist posturing.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Fresh: This charming romantic comedy, while grounded in the context of the Depression, offered light fare that's uncharacteristic of Capra. It might have been the first true sleeper since no one involved anticipated such critical and commercial success.
- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Colbert and Gable hated making it and it ended up being one of Hitler's favorite films, but Capra's perfectly scripted romantic comedy has a stamp of glorious old-Hollywood quality.
- fb100001581602053, Tuesday, July 2, 2013
With the company of a charming newspaperman, a woman flees her father to marry a man whom her father disapproves of. I've finally found a Frank Capra film that I don't find so saccharine that I found myself rolling my eyes all the way up into my cranium. This is not to say that this film has any great substance. It's a high-energy, madcap farce that has just enough pathos to keep it from becoming Bringing Up Baby and just enough fun to keep Capra from making great pronouncements of life and morality. I thought that the characters' changes, particularly on the father's part, were too convenient, and Peter's near-abuse of Ellie makes it odd that she would have any great affection for him. Overall, though the film often defies credulity, it is one of my favorite Capra films, and I'm glad that I can finally like one of his movies.
- hunterjt13, Tuesday, June 11, 2013