Ellie, the rebellious spoiled socialite, runs away from his controller father and plans to travel to New York in incognito, on a bus. Her father hires a detective agency to find her and also offers $10,000 reward for any information about her.
When Ellie gets robbed, Peter, a cynical reporter recognises her and offers her his help and protection. All he wants in exchange is her full story, and to get that, they should travel together. She has to accept the deal, otherwise Peter would blow the whistle on Ellie to her dad.
Capturing its stars and director at their finest, It Happened One Night remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by It Happened One Night (1934)
- Winner of Oscar’s Best Picture of the Year Academy Award.
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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