It Happened One Night (1934)
Heiress Ellie Andrews eludes her controlling father by jumping off their yacht and swimming ashore. On her way from Miami to New York, she encounters unemployed newspaperman Peter Warne. The two fall in love as they deal with a washed out bridge, a broken down bus, and hitchhiking misadventures.
Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night was the first movie to win all five major Oscars (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay in 1934).
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