History Trivia / ItHappenedOneNight

30th Oct '17 3:29:52 AM ClintEastwood
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* ActorAllusion: Clark Gable pretends to be a gangster, in the same year he played a real one in ''ManhattanMelodrama''.

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* ActorAllusion: Clark Gable ActorAllusion:
** Creator/ClarkGable
pretends to be a gangster, in the same year he played a real one in ''ManhattanMelodrama''.''Film/ManhattanMelodrama''.
** At the Miami bus station, friends of Peter Warne refer to him as "The King", which was Gable's nickname in real life.



* BigNameFan:
** Creator/FrizFreleng's unpublished memoirs mention that this was one of his favorite films.
** According to William L. Shirer's ''Berlin Diary'', this picture was one of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's and UsefulNotes/JosephStalin's favorite movies.
* ContractualObligationProject: Creator/ClarkGable and Creator/ClaudetteColbert thought the film would flop and were only in the film to fulfill contractual obligations. Both would go on to win Oscars for the movie which also won for Best Picture.



* SleeperHit: Arguably the original example. The film was made on a low budget by a small studio and a director that had yet to make a name for himself. Columbia had little faith in the film, and spent almost nothing on advertising, while both of its stars wanted to distance themselves from the project. The film was originally released to average box office, but positive word-of-mouth eventually spread, and the film amassed a huge cult following, especially in rural areas. It later went on to sweep the Oscars that year, unheard of at the time for a smaller movie.

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* SleeperHit: Arguably the original example. The film was made on a low budget by a small studio and a director that had yet to make a name for himself. Columbia Creator/{{Columbia}} had little faith in the film, and spent almost nothing on advertising, while both of its stars wanted to distance themselves from the project. The film was originally released to average box office, but positive word-of-mouth eventually spread, and the film amassed a huge cult following, especially in rural areas. It later went on to sweep the Oscars that year, unheard of at the time for a smaller movie.



** Creator/MyrnaLoy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Creator/MiriamHopkins all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.

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** Creator/MyrnaLoy, Robert Montgomery turned down the male lead, saying the script was the worst thing he had ever read. Creator/FredricMarch also refused the part.
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Constance Bennett, Creator/MiriamHopkins, Creator/CaroleLombard[[note]] Who later married Creator/ClarkGable[[/note]], Creator/MyrnaLoy and Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Creator/MiriamHopkins Sullivan all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros Creator/WarnerBros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.
19th Oct '17 10:36:33 PM Lawman592
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* MoneyDearBoy: Both leads were only in the film to fulfill contractual obligations, both [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thought the film would flop,]] and both would go on to win [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]].

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* MoneyDearBoy: Both leads were only in the film to [[ContractualObligationProject fulfill contractual obligations, obligations]], both [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thought the film would flop,]] and both would go on to win [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]].
21st Sep '17 7:35:05 PM LongTallShorty64
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The 'Walls of Jericho' was put in because Claudette Colbert refused to undress on camera.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The 'Walls of Jericho' was put in because Claudette Colbert Creator/ClaudetteColbert refused to undress on camera.



** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Creator/MiriamHopkins all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.

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** Myrna Loy, Creator/MyrnaLoy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Creator/MiriamHopkins all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.
16th Sep '17 3:11:22 AM jormis29
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** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Miriam Hopkins all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.

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** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Creator/CaroleLombard and Miriam Hopkins Creator/MiriamHopkins all turned the lead down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.
15th Aug '17 8:50:00 PM PurpleWarrior13
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** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Carole Lombard and Miriam Hopkins all turned the lead down. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Bette Davis, who amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.

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** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Carole Lombard Creator/CaroleLombard and Miriam Hopkins all turned the lead down. down for various reasons. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Bette Davis, Creator/BetteDavis, who ''was'' interested in the role, and amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.film.
6th May '17 6:55:40 AM Fuzzybluestockings
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* SleeperHit: Arguably the original example. The film was made on a low budget by a small studio and a director that had yet to make a name for himself. Columbia had little faith in the film, and spent almost nothing on advertising, while both of it's stars wanted to distance themselves from the project. The film was originally released to average box office, but positive word-of-mouth eventually spread, and the film amassed a huge cult following, especially in rural areas. It later went on to sweep the Oscars that year, unheard of at the time for a smaller movie.

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* SleeperHit: Arguably the original example. The film was made on a low budget by a small studio and a director that had yet to make a name for himself. Columbia had little faith in the film, and spent almost nothing on advertising, while both of it's its stars wanted to distance themselves from the project. The film was originally released to average box office, but positive word-of-mouth eventually spread, and the film amassed a huge cult following, especially in rural areas. It later went on to sweep the Oscars that year, unheard of at the time for a smaller movie.
3rd May '17 8:18:04 PM Fuzzybluestockings
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* MoneyDearBoy: Both leads were only in the film to fulfill contractual obligations, and both would go on to win [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]].

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* MoneyDearBoy: Both leads were only in the film to fulfill contractual obligations, both [[ItWillNeverCatchOn thought the film would flop,]] and both would go on to win [[UsefulNotes/AcademyAward Oscars]].Oscars]].
23rd Mar '17 1:04:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The 'Walls of Jericho' was put in because Claudette Colbert refused to undress on camera.
* TheRedStapler: Unusual example. The film is partially credited with the idea of making it cool to go without an undershirt.


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* ThrowItIn: The at-the-time shocking ShirtlessScene came about because Clark Gable had trouble removing his undershirt to keep the flow of the scene going - so he went without it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Myrna Loy, Constance Bennett, Margaret Sullivan, Carole Lombard and Miriam Hopkins all turned the lead down. Warner Bros also refused to loan out Bette Davis, who amusingly would have an infamous AwardSnub to Claudette Colbert for this very film.
** Claudette Colbert initially refused to ShowSomeLeg for the famous hitchhiker scene. So they got a double to do it instead. When Claudette saw the take, she didn't like the double's leg, and ended up showing her own after all.
17th Sep '16 3:27:05 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #46

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #46
16th Sep '16 6:59:26 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* SleeperHit: Arguably the original example. The film was made on a low budget by a small studio and a director that had yet to make a name for himself. Columbia had little faith in the film, and spent almost nothing on advertising, while both of it's stars wanted to distance themselves from the project. The film was originally released to average box office, but positive word-of-mouth eventually spread, and the film amassed a huge cult following, especially in rural areas. It later went on to sweep the Oscars that year, unheard of at the time for a smaller movie.
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