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It Happened One Night returns to UK cinemas to celebrate Columbia Pictures’ 100th Anniversary

The classic rom-com and first ever movie to be honoured with all five major Oscars®: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT is being celebrated as part of Columbia Pictures’100th Anniversary.

Directed by Frank Capra, IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT is also commemorating its 90th birthday this year and can be enjoyed now and throughout the film awards season to Buy or Rent on Digital.

Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic.

Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly), 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). When their bus breaks down, the bickering couple set off on a madcap hitchhiking expedition. Peter hopes to parlay the inside story of their misadventures into a job. But complications fly when the runaway heiress and brash reporter fall in love.

In time for Valentine’s Day, cinema distributor Park Circus is also bringing the 4K restoration of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT back to the big screen from 9th February 2024 to celebrate the legendary romantic comedy’s 90th anniversary. Participating cinemas include ODEON, Picturehouse, Light and many more plus there’s brand-new official artwork to support the cinema release.

This forms part of a wider year-long celebration of 100 Years of Columbia Pictures, with further UK/Eire Park Circus re-releases to follow throughout the year.

Columbia Pictures was founded by brothers Harry and Jack Cohn and best friend Joe Brandt on January 10, 1924. After Capra’s It Happened One Night swept the Oscars, Columbia Pictures established itself as an elite studio, responsible for numerous films from award-winners and timeless classics to pop-culture phenomenon including: It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can’t Take it With You, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, From Here to Eternity, On The Waterfront, Lawrence of Arabia, To Sir With Love, Funny Girl, Taxi Driver, Tootsie, The Karate Kid, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Men In Black, Ghostbusters, Boyz n the Hood, Groundhog Day, A League Of Their Own, The Social Network, Jumanji, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Little Women, Spider-Man, and many more.

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