Winner '34:
First Saw It:
It Happened One Night
Sometime in college, probably the summer of 1998, on home video
Bridesmaids: The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Cleopatra, Flirtation Walk, The Gay Divorcée, Here Comes the Navy, The House of Rothschild, Imitation of Life, One Night of Love, The Thin Man, Viva Villa!, The White Parade
My Vote: It Happened One Night, though I have only seen half of the nominees
Overlooked: The Scarlet Empress, or the ineligible L'Atalante


It Happened One Night
Director: Frank Capra. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Connolly, Charles C. Wilson, Roscoe Karns, Bess Flowers, Jameson Thomas, Alan Hale, Arthur Hoyt, Blanche Friderici, Ward Bond, Eddy Chandler. Screenplay: Robert Riskin (based on the story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams).

Photo © 1934 Columbia Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. A

(in 1998: A+)


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Frank Capra
Best Actress: Claudette Colbert
Best Actor: Clark Gable
Best Screenplay: Robert Riskin

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Best Picture

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