It Happened One Night
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While in the motel room, you can see Ellie changing her clothes (you can see her underwear-top that goes under her blouse). Peter unbuttons some of Ellie's buttons to make her look slovenly as a disguise, then buttons her blouse back up after the danger is over.

Peter goes shirtless twice.

Ellen flashes her thigh (while hitchhiking in order to get a driver's attention.)

An unmarried woman and man share sleeping quarters, hanging a blanket as a makeshift wall.

Any violence portrayed in the film is slapstick, and played for laughs.

A woman is slapped across the face by her father when she is talking back to him.

Peter gets annoyed by Ellie bragging about her father and spanks her once while carrying her across a stream.

Peter chases down a driver and returns later with his car and numerous scrapes and bruises on his face. He then explains to Ellie that he got in a fight with the driver and "...gave him a black eye".

A gentleman smokes a cigar in one scene.

A lady is seen smoking in a few scenes.

A man is shown smoking a cigarette in bed.

A character is shown drinking alcohol.

A boy's mother collapses on a bus and he runs crying to Ellie telling her how they're poor and may not be able to get to New York.

Argentina:Atp / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Finland:S (1950) / Finland:K-16 (1935) / Germany:0 / Iceland:L / Netherlands:AL (original rating) / Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1934) / Norway:16 (1934) / Portugal:M/12 / South Korea:15 (DVD rating) / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:U (tv rating) / UK:U (video rating) (1986) / USA:Unrated / USA:Approved (PCA #4311-R: 11 May 1938 for re-release)

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