It Happened One Night (1934)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Claudette Colbert)
Academy Award for Best Director (Frank Capra)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Robert Riskin)
National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)
It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter. The plot was based on the August 1933 short story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, which provided the shooting title. One of the last romantic comedies created before the MPAA began enforcing the 1930 production code in 1934, the film was released on February 22, 1934. The film was the first to win all five major Academy Awards, a feat that would not be matched until One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and later by The Silence of the Lambs. In 1993, It Happened One Night was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In 2013, the film underwent an extensive restoration.