Norfolk Library Classic Film Series

Date: 11/09/2017
Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Explore Hollywood’s extensive pre-digital canon of fantastic films, forgotten classics, and silent movies as the Norfolk Library classic film series continues on Thursday, November 9, at 7:00 pm, with It Happened One Night, a 1934 romantic comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. The film is considered one of the greatest romantic comedies in film history and a pioneering “screwball” romantic comedy, which set the pattern for many years afterwards along with another contemporary film The Thin Man (1934). The escapist theme of the film, appropriate during the Depression Era, is the story of the unlikely romantic pairing of a mismatched couple – a gruff and indifferent, recently-fired newspaper man (Gable) and a snobbish, superior-acting heiress (Colbert) – a runaway on the lam. It is a reversal of the Cinderella story (the heroine rejects her wealthy lifestyle), a modern tale with light-hearted sex appeal in which courtship and love triumph over class conflicts, socio-economic differences, and verbal battles of wit. There’s nothing like watching a movie classic on the big screen! Come early (6:30 pm) for refreshments.


Registration is closed for this event.