Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he'll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants .... a really juicy newspaper story.Written by
Along with its clean sweep of the five major Academy Awards, this film has several firsts in Oscar history. It is the first film to win both Best Actor and Best Actress. It is the first Academy Award Best Picture nominee to win both Best Actor and Best Actress. It is the first Best Picture winner to win either Best Actor or Best Actress, and the first to win both. It is the the first film to win Best Director and Best Actor. It is the first film to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor or Actress (in this case, both). It is the first film to win Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It is the first film to win Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor or Actress. It is also the first film to win at least five Academy Awards. See more »
When Peter is driving a car with Ellie beside him, she puts a scarf around her neck which repeatedly changes between shots. See more »
What's the matter, child? Aren't you happy?
[Ellie clutches her father, sobbing]
I thought so. I knew there was something on your mind. There, there, there now. What's the matter? You haven't fallen in love with someone else, have you? Have you?
[Ellie continues crying]
I haven't seen you cry since you were a baby. This must be serious. Where'd you meet him?
On the road.
Now, don't tell me you've fallen in love with a bus driver.
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This classic never loses its magic! Romance, warmth & humor!
This sweet comedy never loses its appeal. Claudette Colbert is a spoiled young girl who meets a wordly, attractive newspaper reporter (Clark Gable). In the beginning, she treats him like a servant, but he never knuckles under to this behavior. The interaction between these two is very romantic and humorous. It is the classic portrayal of what may be called "sexual tension." He takes care of her - does not take advantage of her - but makes her realize that her wealthy background cannot carry her through as a human being, she has to earn his respect by treating him with respect. There is a scene in which the two of them are forced to hitchhike, and their "breakfast" is only a handful of carrots plucked from a garden they were lucky to find. As Gable stands at the edge of the road and Colbert is perched atop a wooden fence, his wisecracking posture is said to be the inspiration for the beloved cartoon character Bugs Bunny. This is a must-see for every one who loves old movies, and entertaining for all.
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