Ellie (Claudette Colbert) is trying to get back to her fiance when she runs into Peter (Clark Gable) as a reporter who’d just recently been fired and is trying to find a good story to get him back into the business. When he discovers she’s an heiress on the run he weasels himself into letting him help her.
I was really surprised by this movie. Only because I knew it was the first movie to win the top five categories of the Oscars (Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay) I was expecting something over dramatic and emotional. Instead I got a very lighthearted romantic comedy with some really relatable characters and situations, along with some great laughs. This movie was really fun the whole way through.
Why you should watch it before you die: I don’t have anything to complain about. It has a great script, characters, acting, editing, etc. I think it qualifies as a perfect movie. Being above and beyond that of other movies simply because all the parts come together flawlessly. Everyone who had a part on the picture performed it well.
10+: I could berate this movie for having a couple cliches I noticed in romantic comedies from the nineties, but there was only one or two of them, and this movie didn’t know they’d be doing the same things it was 60 years later.