GREENVILLE — The spoiled daughter of a rich man runs away when he threatens to annul her new marriage. A recently fired newspaperman recognizes her but doesn’t let on, escorting her from southern Florida to New York to be with her husband. They hate each other. This being a classic Hollywood comedy, of course, they end up falling in love.
It Happened One Night stars Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable as two stubborn, clever, and mismatched individuals who can’t decide whether they want to strangle or kiss each other in this 1934 pre-cursor to the screwball comedy genre of the 1940s. Containing elements of the later screwball films but deviating in significant ways, It Happened One Night is hilarious and heartwarming and features two of the biggest stars of the decade.
“Join us on July 21 at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Public Library for this wonderful film,” said a spokesperson. “David Nilsen will be leading a brief discussion after the movie and as always there will be free theater popcorn, candy, coffee, and Jones Soda. We hope to see you there!”