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It happened one night [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert
Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; monaural; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]

General Note:
Based on the short story by Samuel Hopkins Adams.

Special features: Disc 1: New 4K digital restoration ; Frank Capra Jr. remembers... (1999 interview, Frank Capra Jr. discusses his father and the origins of the film) ; Screwball comedy? (new conversation between Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate, discuss the film and its relationship to the screwball comedy genre) ; Fultah Fisher's boarding house (1921 short based on the Rudyard Kipling poem "The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House" was the first film directed by Frank Capra; starring Mildred Owens; new score composed and performed by Donald Sosin) ; Trailer -- Disc 2: Frank Capra's American dream (a 1997 feature length documentary, directed by Ken Bowser and hosted by filmmaker, producer, and actor Ron Howard, traces the life and career of director Frank Capra; features interviews with colleagues of Capra's, film historians, and contemporary actors and directors who were influenced by Capra's work) ; "American Film Institute salute to Frank Capra" (1982 televised version of the American Film Institute ceremony that presented a lifetime achievement award to director Frank Capra).

Fold-out insert : All aboard! : essay by Farran Smith Nehme.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1934.