Her father inadvertently shows her a letter he received from Peter about a financial matter, which both of the Andrews mistakenly assume refers to the reward. During this meeting, Peter also tells Mr. The Depression may be softened by moonlight and shining eyes, but it is everywhere visible in It Happened One Night, from the woman on the bus who faints from hunger to the freight car full of hoboes who wave back at a joyous Pete as he races to propose to Ellie. You've got everything nicely figured out for yourself. Unfortunately, however, the motel owner's wife has woken Ellie up early and kicked her out of the cabin.
Claudette Colbert played the role of Ellie Andrews only after her salary was doubled and upon completion of filming she told friends that she had just completed the worst movie in the world. Peter tricks the keeper of another campground into thinking that he and Ellie are going to stay a week so that they won't have to pay for the room, which they're planning to leave the next morning. Peter and Ellie both get on the next bus to New York. The two strong-minded chief characters balanced each other out. When Elie wakes up at the bus depot room and goes out to shower she walks right up to the front of the line, completely ignoring the other women waiting there. It's a wonder I'm not panic-stricken. Andrews: Now that's a fine man to fall in love with.
She keeps her identity secret because her father is already searching for her. But the film would not be what it is without all these depictions or attitudes. But if you come through all right, those five G's are as good as in the bag, maybe more. You ever hear of Bugs Dooley?. Reduced to walking the highways for a ride, Peter gives Elly a lengthy lecture on the art of hitchhiking only to be passed by a procession of automobiles staggered with brilliant comic timing by Capra. Andrews: That's because you've always been a stubborn idiot. At first the film seems to be satirizing the very wealthy, criticizing their lack of social responsibility and sincerity and lauding the spirit of the average man.
Love victory in the terminal of the film and the wall of Jericho falls down. That is that moral superiority or attitude is in complete conjunction with need and circumstance. Besides, you got nothin' to worry about. Never before on her own, the lovely and spoiled Elly discovers working class Depression America and Peter Warne Clark Gable , a proletarian journalist. It looks like you're one up on me. Nurses, governesses, chaperones, even bodyguards. The movie extends attraction of wits into attraction of bodies and remains still sexy as hell: the Walls of Jericho scene, with an old blanket serving as an all-too-wobbly chaperon, is shot as luridly as anything in Joseph Von Sternberg high-end pervy extravaganzas of the same era.
Dejected, he returns to the office to give Gordon's money back. Later, seeing that Ellie is asleep, Peter rushes to New York, writes his story and sells it to his editor, Joe Gordon, so that he will have enough money to begin a life with Ellie. Next they searched for the female lead. Ellie: Your ego is absolutely colossal. Kept pawin' you all over the dance floor. If you notice, the coat came first, then the tie, then the shirt.
And she ultimately needs papa to tell her what she really wants. Oh, it's been a lot of fun. Peter: Chalk up one for your side. I did it once, and all the headlines came off on my white pants. Believing that Peter has abandoned her, Ellie goes to the sheriff's office and calls her father, asking him and King Westley to come pick her up.
On the day of Ellie and Westley's formal wedding, Andrews confronts Ellie, and she confesses that although she loves Peter, she will go through with the wedding because Peter despises her. After Capra and the writer read the first draft they decided to make a few changes. The vulgar Shapeley makes an obvious pass at Ellie, showing amorous attention toward her. Peter and Ellie make a run for it with a stolen car. Playing roles within roles, they engage in a make-believe domestic fight of a typically-married, quarreling couple - a rowdy wife and her argumentative husband: Ellie: Now, don't get so excited Peter.
Frank Copra shows the bizarre nature of the rich and the nature of adult male being the accountant in relationships every bit good as in society. After Ellie has stood in a long line of bath-robed, middle-aged women and experienced the outside communal Ladies Shower and the 'Hooverville' setting of the autocourt, she sets the record straight for him, arguing that she is not a snobbish, spoiled brat: You think I'm a fool and a spoiled brat. He wants someone who enjoys adventure and the thrill of the natural world. We get so used to some movies simply being around that our own praise for them may itself become a cliché. You're giving it back to me in the morning. Most comprehensive book notes provider on the web, with chapter summaries, character analysis, themes, style, historical context, critical overview essays , criticism, media adaptations, compare and contrast, topics for further study, and more.
Ellie tries her hand at hitchhiking, simply lifting her skirt a little to reveal her leg, which immediately gets a car to stop. It is reproduced here by permission. To evade them, Peter and Ellie put on a show, pretending to be loudly squabbling spouses. Of course, it doesn't, and she is left stranded in Jacksonville. Shapeley when Shapeley asks him if he wants to turn in Ellie for the reward. Men are portrayed as superior to women here in some ways. She jumps off the yacht on which she is being kept a prisoner and swims to freedom.