#34. It Happened One Night

IMDb user rating: 8.1 Year: 1934 Director: Frank Capra   Director Frank Capra’s charm and talent was on full display in 1934’s “It Happened One Night.” The movie follows the adventures of a spoiled runaway heiress and the desperate undercover reporter who helps her, hoping for a big scoop in return. This was the first film to sweep the five main categories at the Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. After the ceremony actor Clark Gable gave his award to a young boy who admired the trophy, explaining it was the honor—not the physical award—that counted.  

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