It Happened One Night ★★★★½

~It technically happened in Four nights~

The Good: The acting and writing is very good and charming. I've always loved screwball comedies, and this is the one that started them all. The Directing and Photography are ahead of their time. Capra insisted on crane shots instead of static shots, which separates the action in this film from what came before.

The movie is mostly a two man (and woman) show, yet it never drags as a result. I laughed and choked up at all the right moments.

The Bad: A few acts of minor slap violence toward women age poorly. Just try and remember this was 86 years ago.

The Bottom Line: Five star romantic comedy which got its' due at the Oscars, and rightfully so!

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