Classic Film: It Happened One Night
Date(s): April 9, 2009
Time(s): 7 p.m.
Location: Auditorium B of Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
It Happened One Night (1934, 105 minutes, B&W), directed by Frank Capra.
Rebellious socialite, Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) marries King Westley (Jameson Thomas), but her wealthy father has it annulled. Tired of her father's control, she runs away by diving off the family yacht in Miami and heading for New York. On the bus she meets street-smart reporter, Peter Warne (Clark Gable). They end up traveling together as Warne hopes to get a great story, and Ellie needs his worldly help. Nearing New York, with their many adventures coming to an end, they find that they are reluctantly in love and afraid to admit it to each other.
Cosmic Comedies is a collection of classic films that will feature the genres of comedy and science fiction. This classic film series is provided in conjunction with the Beyond the Moon: NASA's Continuing Mission exhibit which runs until August 23.
The Bush Library and the Bush Library Foundation present the Classic Film Series free of charge and invite anyone in the community to attend. Beverages are provided courtesy of Bryan Coca Cola Bottling Company and popcorn is available at no cost. Refreshments are available in the lobby in the hour preceding the start of each movie. Parking is free and plentiful. For more information, please call Tracy at (979) 691-4014.