139 – It Happened One Night (1934)

The annoying singing car driver.

The annoying singing car driver.

It Happened One Night is a bit of a misleading title.The film is about a wall street millionaires daughter who is being held captive by her father escaping and trying to cross america in order to meet her husband who she eloped with against her fathers wishes.On this journey,which spans 3 nights,she meets Clark Gable.Clark looks out for her as she’s a spoiled brat and hasn’t a clue about anything.She gets robbed of her luggage and money so Gable tries to take her to New York.There’s a few pretty bits along the way.And obviously they fall for each other,but in classic stories like this wires get crossed and they get split up.The last 15 minutes of the film are tough,you keep thinking will they won’t they hook up.Good film.Maybe if ten minutes were shaved off it somewhere it would be better.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A CLASSIC.GOOD SING SONG ON THE BUS SCENE.

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