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The Best It Happened One Night Quotes

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It Happened One Night quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the pre-Code dramedy It Happened One Night as determined by you and your votes. Based on the short story "Night Bus" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, It Happened One Night centers on a socialite (Claudette Colbert) who falls for a local newspaper reporter (Clark Gable). The film was the first in Academy history to sweep all five major Oscar categories: Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay. Released on February 22, 1934, It Happened One Night was promoted with the tagline "Two great lovers of the screen in the grandest of romantic comedies!"

What are the best It Happened One Night quotes? Do you like when Peter explained, "I never did like the idea of sitting on newspapers. I did it once, and all the headlines came off on my white pants. On the level! It actually happened. Nobody bought a paper that day. They just followed me around over town and read the news on the seat of my pants"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top It Happened One Night quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

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    Ellie: You've been telling me what not to do ever since I can remember.
    Mr. Andrews: That's because you've always been a stubborn idiot.
    Ellie: I come from a long line of stubborn idiots.
  • Ellie: I don't want it reported!...Can you understand English? Would you please keep out of my affairs. I want to be left alone.
    Peter: Why, you ungrateful brat!
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    Peter: Remember me? I'm the fellow you slept on last night.
    Ellie: You needn't concern yourself about me. I can take care of myself.
    Peter: You'll never get away with it, Miss Andrews.
  • Ellie: Listen, if you promise not to do it, I'll pay you. I'll pay you as much as he will. You won't gain anything by giving me away, as long I'm willing to make it worth your while. I've got to get to New York without being stopped. It's terribly important to me.
    Peter: You know, I had you pegged right from the jump. Just a spoiled brat of a rich father. The only way you get anything is to buy it, isn't it? You're in a jam and all you can think of is your money. It never failed, did it? Ever hear of the word humility? No, you wouldn't. I guess it would never occur to you to just say, 'Please mister, I'm in trouble, will you help me?' No, that would bring you down off your high horse for a minute. Well, let me tell you something, maybe it will take a load off your mind. You don't have to worry about me. I'm not interested in your money or your problem. You, King Westley, your father. You're all a lot of hooey to me!