December 28, 1999
Columbia TriStar Home Video
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Winner of five Academy Awards, Frank Capra's celebrated romantic comedy stars movie legends Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.
When Ellie Andrews, a millionaire's daughter, marries a man her father dislikes, the resulting family squabble sends the beautiful heiress into hiding. She travels across country by bus, a fugitive from high society. En route, she meets the man of her dreams: a sexy but brusque news correspondent who has just lost his job -- which unknown to Ellie, he hopes to recover by selling her story to his former boss. Together, Peter and Ellie have a series of hapless adventures and comic misunderstandings, leading them to the realization that they were made for each other.
A sparkling, legendary romantic comedy based on the story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams about a news reporter and a runaway heiress who fall in love while traveling cross country on a bus. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Clark Gable, Best Actress--Claudette Colbert, Best Adapted Screenplay.
The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80673 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts.
Frank Capra read the story in "Cosmopolitan" magazine and bought the rights for $5,000. Clark Gable didn't initially want the role and Colbert was the fifth choice for the female lead. Budget: $325,000.
Remakes: "You Can't Run Away from It" (Columbia 1934)
"Eve Knew Her Apples" (Columbia 1945)