It Happened One Night (1934)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Ted Widmer
Fri, June 5th, 2015 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

It Happened One Night (1934)
In the first film to win the “Big 5” at the Academy Awards, Claudette Colbert stars as a stranded heiress who reluctantly accepts the help of a reporter, played by Clark Gable, in order to reunite with her new husband. Directed by Frank Capra. Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert. 105 min.


Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for the Clinton White House, is a historian and author.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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