History Film / ItHappenedOneNight

5th Apr '18 2:12:42 PM quackytrope
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** An early scene has the bus stopping at a place that sells food and beverages....for ''10 cents''. There's also the fact that the ten dollars Peter had on him would have provided them with enough food to last ''the whole trip''. Something practically unthinkable today.
25th Mar '18 3:55:49 AM fearlessnikki
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Peter ''is'' kind of a jerk to Ellie in some scenes. She still falls for him anyway.
** She falls for him ''because'' of him being a bit of a jerk now and then - she likes someone who stands up to her and isn't impressed by her (father's) money.

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Peter ''is'' kind of a jerk to Ellie in some scenes. She still falls for him anyway.
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She falls for him ''because'' of him being a bit of a jerk now and then - she likes someone who stands up to her and isn't impressed by her (father's) money.



* {{Blackmail}}: Peter wants the scoop on Ellie's flight to her husband; he threatens to call her father unless she gives it to him.

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* {{Blackmail}}: {{Blackmail}}:
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Peter wants the scoop on Ellie's flight to her husband; he threatens to call her father unless she gives it to him.



* BrickJoke: When Peter first hangs the sheet between them as the 'Walls of Jericho', he alludes to the real walls being brought down with a trumpet. At the very end on their wedding night, the landlord tells his wife that the newlyweds asked for a trumpet. Cue trumpet blowing and the bed sheet hitting the floor.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: So blatant it hardly counts as sneaking. Peter and Ellie spend the movie hanging a towel (the Wall of Jericho) between the beds in their hotel/motel rooms for privacy. At the end, when they have been married, they retire to a hotel room, while the owner remarks to a friend how funny it is that the newlyweds requested a trumpet. Cut to a scene of a towel being thrown into the corner, with the sound of a trumpet being blown. ''Really'' suggestive for 1934.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: So blatant it hardly counts as sneaking. Peter and Ellie spend the movie hanging a towel (the Wall of Jericho) between the beds in their hotel/motel rooms for privacy. At the end, when they have been married, they retire to a hotel room, while the owner remarks to a friend how funny it is that the newlyweds requested a trumpet. Cut to a scene of a towel being thrown into the corner, with the sound of a trumpet being blown. ''Really'' suggestive for 1934. It helps that the movie was made right at the end of UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra.



* IdiotBall: Yes, Peter. Suggest they get out of the car and walk away from it while their lift is inside getting a bite to eat. Sure enough said lift assumes they've gone and drives off.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Peter, who is rude and crass but really does care about Ellie.
** Also, Peter's MeanBoss seems to have a soft side to him.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Peter, who is rude and crass but really does care about Ellie.
** Also, Peter's MeanBoss seems to have a soft side to him. It's implied that when he reads Peter's story about Ellie, he puts two and two together and realises that Peter was genuinely in love with the girl.



* LonelyRichKid: Ellie in a different sense. She remarks she's never done anything on her own because she's always been with bodyguards.
--> "I'd change places with a plumber's daughter any day."



* NeverTrustATitle: The story takes place over the course of at least three days.
** The title might well refer to that they fell in love one night along that trip.

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* NeverTrustATitle: The story takes place over the course of at least three days.
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days. The title might well refer to that they fell in love one night along that trip.
6th Jan '18 7:54:27 PM jamespolk
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This RomanticComedy from 1934 was directed by Creator/FrankCapra. It was a low-budget movie that only became a huge success after it attracted a very strong word-of-mouth, and stayed in theaters for many years. It was the first comedy to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture, and the first film to sweep all five major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay) in the same year -- a feat repeated only twice since, with ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and then ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. It established Creator/ColumbiaPictures as a major film company, made Clark Gable a star, let the world know that Frank Capra was a great director, and might be one of the earliest examples of a CultClassic. Its title was the solution to the very first rebus on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.

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This RomanticComedy from 1934 was directed by Creator/FrankCapra. It was a low-budget movie that only became a huge success after it attracted a very strong word-of-mouth, and stayed in theaters for many years. It was the first comedy to win the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture, and the first film to sweep all five major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay) in the same year -- a feat repeated only twice since, with ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and then ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. It established Creator/ColumbiaPictures as a major film company, made Clark Gable a star, let the world know that company and established Frank Capra was as a great director, and might be one of the earliest examples of a CultClassic.director. Its title was the solution to the very first rebus on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.
12th Jun '17 9:05:34 PM nombretomado
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This RomanticComedy from 1934 was directed by Creator/FrankCapra. It was a low-budget movie that only became a huge success after it attracted a very strong word-of-mouth, and stayed in theaters for many years. It was the first comedy to win the AcademyAward for Best Picture, and the first film to sweep all five major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay) in the same year -- a feat repeated only twice since, with ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and then ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. It established Creator/ColumbiaPictures as a major film company, made Clark Gable a star, let the world know that Frank Capra was a great director, and might be one of the earliest examples of a CultClassic. Its title was the solution to the very first rebus on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.

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This RomanticComedy from 1934 was directed by Creator/FrankCapra. It was a low-budget movie that only became a huge success after it attracted a very strong word-of-mouth, and stayed in theaters for many years. It was the first comedy to win the AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for Best Picture, and the first film to sweep all five major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay) in the same year -- a feat repeated only twice since, with ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and then ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. It established Creator/ColumbiaPictures as a major film company, made Clark Gable a star, let the world know that Frank Capra was a great director, and might be one of the earliest examples of a CultClassic. Its title was the solution to the very first rebus on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.
4th Jun '17 6:17:11 AM rjd1922
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* NonIndicativeName: The story takes place over the course of at least three days.

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* NonIndicativeName: NeverTrustATitle: The story takes place over the course of at least three days.
13th Apr '17 4:44:44 PM eroock
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* HitchhikersLeg: Ellie picking up a ride by flashing her legs is the TropeMaker, and so old that many people don't even realize this is where it comes from.



* ShowSomeLeg: The TropeMaker, and so old that many people don't even realize this is where it comes from.
2nd Jan '17 3:40:07 PM LongTallShorty64
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* BrandishmentBluff: Part of Peter's tactic to scare off Shapely; he pretends to have a gun in his pocket, but it's [[FingerGun just his finger.]]
12th Dec '16 12:11:04 PM hullflyer
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This movie either created or popularized a ''lot'' of romantic comedy tropes, so much so that most modern viewers would find it boring and predictable.
12th Dec '16 12:10:35 PM hullflyer
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* RunawayBride: One of the, if not ''the'' earliest example on film. Ellie races away from the altar and into the arms of Peter at the last moment

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* RunawayBride: One of the, if not ''the'' earliest example on film. Ellie races away from the altar and into the arms of Peter at the last momentmoment.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: This movie either created or popularized a ''lot'' of romantic comedy tropes, so much so that most modern viewers would find it boring and predictable.
6th Oct '16 12:58:27 PM Mdumas43073
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Remade in 1956 as the {{musical}} film ''You Can't Run Away from It'', starring Creator/JackLemmon and June Allyson.
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