About

Having just tied the knot with society aviator, King Westley, Ellie Andrews is whisked away to her father's yacht and out of King's clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter, Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn't give her any choice—either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her hus...

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Directed by

Frank Capra

Written by

Robert Riskin (Screenplay)
Samuel Hopkins Adams (Short Story)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

TOGETHER... for the first time

Cast

Keywords

marriage miami screwball hitchhiking black and white screwball comedy reporter based on short story newspaper socialite pre-code brat rich girl

Photos

Lists

#184 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#329 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#46 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#297 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Picture

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Clark Gable

Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role Claudette Colbert

Oscar for Best Director Frank Capra