It Happened One Night is a 1934 American Pre-Code romantic comedy movie with Elements of screwball comedy directed and co-produced by Frank Capra , in cooperation withHarry Cohn , in qui a pampered socialite ( Claudette Colbert ) tries to get out from under her father’s thumb and falls in love with a roguish reporter ( Clark Gable ). The plot is based on the August 1933 short story “Night Bus” by Samuel Hopkins Adams , which provided the shooting title. One of the last romantic comedies created before the MPAA Began enforcing the 1930 Production codein 1934, the film was released on February 22, 1934. 
It Happened One Night Was the first movie to win all five major Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay) . In 1993, It Happened One Night was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress , being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.  In 2013, the film underwent an extensive restoration.