It Happened One Night 1934 - Director: Frank Capra
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond
Wealthy financier Alexander Andrews is so offended by his daughter Ellie’s decision to marry the playboy King Westley that he holds her prisoner on his yacht whilst he arranges an annulment. Ellie isn’t easily cowed – she dives overboard, swims ashore and buys a ticket for the night bus from Miami to New York. On the same bus is Peter Warne, a newspaper reporter who has just been fired. Warne recognises Ellie as the missing heiress, but offers to chaperone her to her husband in New York if he can write a newspaper article that will win back his job. On the way, Ellie loses her luggage and her money and begins to depend more and more on her unexpected knight errant.