Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert from SINCE YOU WENT AWAY) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly from TWENTIETH CENTURY), who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets involved with an out-of-work newsman, Peter Warne (Gable from GONE WITH THE WIND). When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to turn the inside story of their misadventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love. Directed by Frank Capra (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE), IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT was the first movie to be honoured with all five major Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Clark Gable), Best Actress (Claudette Colbert), Best Director and Best Screenplay.