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It Happened One Night Quotes

It Happened One Night is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . It Happened One Night stopped airing in 1970.

It features Frank Capra as producer, Howard Jackson (composer) in charge of musical score, and Joseph Walker (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

It Happened One Night is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of It Happened One Night is 105 minutes long. It Happened One Night is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Walter Connolly as Alexander Andrews, Clark Gable as Peter Warne, Claudette Colbert as Ellie Andrews, Charles C. Wilson as Joe Gordon, Alan Hale, Sr. as Danker, Ward Bond as Bus Driver #1, Roscoe Karns as Oscar Shapeley, Arthur Hoyt as Zeke, and Jameson Thomas as King Westley.

It Happened One Night Quotes

Clark Gable as Peter Warne

  • (Clark Gable) "I want to see what love looks like when it's triumphant. I haven't had a good laugh in a week."
  • (Clark Gable) "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 fails, does 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."
  • (Clark Gable) "Excuse me, lady, but that upon which you sit, is mine."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I beg your pardon."
  • (Clark Gable) "Now, listen. I put up a stiff battle for that seat. So if it's just the same to you; scram."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Driver. Are these seats reserved?"
  • (Ward Bond) "No. First come, first served."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Thank you."
  • (Clark Gable) "Hey driver? These seats accommodate two people, don't they?"
  • (Ward Bond) "Well, maybe they do; and maybe they don't."
  • (Clark Gable) "Thank you. Move over. This is a "maybe they do.""
  • (Clark Gable) "Just keep your eye on that thumb."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Still got my eye on the thumb."
  • (Clark Gable) "Something must have happened. I'll try number 2."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Well, wake me up when you get to 100."
  • (Clark Gable) "All right, come on. Your bed's all ready."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I'll get my clothes all wrinkled."
  • (Clark Gable) "Well, then take 'em off."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "What?"
  • (Clark Gable) "All right, don't take 'em off. Do whatever you please, but shut up about it."
  • (Clark Gable) "Say, where'd you learn to dunk? In finishing school?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Aw, now don't you start telling me I shouldn't dunk."
  • (Clark Gable) "Of course you shouldn't; you don't know how to do it. Dunking's an art. Don't let it soak so long. A dip and"
  • (Clark Gable) "plop, in your mouth. You let it hang there too long, it'll get soft and fall off. It's all a matter of timing. Aw, I oughta write a book about it."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Thanks, professor."
  • (Clark Gable) "Just goes to show you; twenty millions, and you don't know how to dunk."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Oh, I'd change places with a plumber's daughter any day."
  • (Clark Gable) "Excuse me lady, but that upon which you sit is mine."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I beg your pardon?"

Claudette Colbert as Ellie Andrews

  • (Claudette Colbert) "That, I suppose, makes everything quite all right?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Oh this? Well, I like privacy when I retire. Yes, I'm very delicate in that respect. Prying eyes annoy me. Behold the walls of Jericho. Uh, maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. You see, uh, I have no trumpet. Now just to show you my heart's in the right place, I'll give you my best pair of pajamas."
  • (Clark Gable) "Uh, do you mind joining the Israelites?"
  • (Clark Gable) "You don't want to join the Israelites? Alright."
  • (Clark Gable) "Perhaps you're interested in how a man undresses. You know, it's a funny thing about that. Quite a study in psychology. No two men do it alike. You know, I once knew a man who kept his hat on until he was completely undressed. Yeah, now he made a picture. Years later, his secret came out. He wore a toupee. Yeah. You know, I have a method all my own. If you notice, the coat came first, then the tie, then the shirt. Now, uh, according to Hoyle, after that, the, uh, pants should be next. There's where I'm different -- I go for the shoes next. First the right, then the left. After that it's, uh, every man for himself."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "We'll get on a merry-go-round and never get off. Promise me we'll never get off."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "You think I'm a fool and a spoiled brat. Well, perhaps I am, although I don't see how I can be. People who are spoiled are accustomed to having their own way. I never have. On the contrary. I've always been told what to do, and how to do it, and when, and with whom. Would you believe it? This is the first time I've ever been alone with a man."
  • (Clark Gable) "Yeah?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "It's a wonder I'm not panic-stricken."
  • (Clark Gable) "You're doing alright."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Thanks. Nurses, governesses, chaperones, even bodyguards. Oh, it's been a lot of fun."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Your ego is absolutely colossal."
  • (Clark Gable) "Yeah, yeah, not bad, how's yours?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "You know, compared to you, my friend Shapeley's an amateur. Just whatever gave you any idea I'd stand for this?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Say now, wait a minute. Let's get this straightened out right now. If you're nursing any silly notion that I'm interested in you, forget it. You're just a headline to me."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "A headline? You're not a newspaper man are you?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Chalk up one for your side."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "By the way, what's your name?"
  • (Clark Gable) "What's that?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Who are you?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Who me?"
  • (Clark Gable) "I'm the whippoorwill that cries in the night. I'm the soft morning breeze that caresses your lovely face."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "You've got a name, haven't you?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Yeah, I got a name. Peter Warne."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Peter Warne. I don't like it."
  • (Clark Gable) "Don't let it bother you. You're giving it back to me in the morning."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Pleased to meet you, Mr. Warne."
  • (Clark Gable) "The pleasure is all mine, Mrs. Warne."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Outside of the fact that you don't like him you haven't got a thing against King."
  • (Walter Connolly) "He's a fake, Ellie."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "He's one of the best flyers in the country."
  • (Walter Connolly) "He's no good and you know it. You married him only because I told you not to."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "You've been telling me what not to do ever since I can remember."
  • (Walter Connolly) "That's because you've always been a stubborn idiot,"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I come from a long line of stubborn idiots."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Have you ever been in love, Peter?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Me?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Yes. Haven't you ever thought about it at all? It seems to me you, you could make some girl wonderfully happy."
  • (Clark Gable) "Sure I've thought about it. Who hasn't? If I could ever meet the right sort of girl. Aw, where you gonna find her? Somebody that's real. Somebody that's alive. They don't come that way anymore. Have I ever thought about it? I've even been sucker enough to make plans. You know, I saw an island in the Pacific once. I've never been able to forget it. That's where I'd like to take her. She'd have to be the sort of a girl who'd -- well, who'd jump in the surf with me and love it as much as I did. You know, nights when you and the moon and the water all become one. You feel you're part of something big and marvelous. That's the only place to live -- where the stars are so close over your head you feel you could reach up and stir them around. Certainly, I've been thinking about it. Boy, if I could ever find a girl who was hungry for those things --"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Take me with you, Peter. Take me to your island. I want to do all those things you talked about."
  • (Clark Gable) "You'd better go back to your bed."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I love you. Nothing else matters. We can run away. Everything will take care of itself. Please, Peter, I can't let you out of my life now. I couldn't live without you."
  • (Clark Gable) "You'd better go back to your bed."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I'm sorry."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Aren't you going to give me a little credit?"
  • (Clark Gable) "What for?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb."
  • (Clark Gable) "Why didn't you take off all your cloths? You could have stopped 40 cars."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I'll remember that when we need 40 cars."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Aren't you going to give me a little credit?"
  • (Clark Gable) "What for?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb."
  • (Clark Gable) "Why didn't you take off all your clothes? You could have stopped forty cars."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Well, ooo, I'll remember that when we need forty cars."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "What is it that we're supposed to be doing again?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Hitchhiking."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Well you've shown me an excellent example of the hiking part. When does the hitching come in?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I'll stop a car, and I won't use my thumb."
  • (Clark Gable) "What're you gonna do?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "It's a system all my own."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "And suppose nobody stops for us?"
  • (Clark Gable) "They'll stop all right. lt's a matter of knowing how to handle them."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "And you're an expert l suppose."
  • (Clark Gable) "Expert. And l'll write a book about it. Call it ''The Hitchhiker's Hail.''"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "There's no end to your accomplishments, is there?"
  • (Clark Gable) "You think it's simple?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "No."
  • (Clark Gable) "Well, it is simple. lt's all in that old thumb, see? Some people do it like this. Or like this. All wrong. Never get anywhere. The poor things. But that old thumb never fails. lt's all a matter of how you do it, though. Now you take No. 1, for instance. That's a short jerky movement, like this. That shows independence. You don't care if they stop or not. You got money. Clever. No. 2, that's a little wider movement. Smile goes with this one, like this. That means you got a brand-new story about the farmer's daughter."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "You figured that out all by yourself?"
  • (Clark Gable) "That's nothing. No. 3, that's a pip. That's the pitiful one. When you're broke and hungry, everything looks black. lt's a long sweeping movement like this. Gotta follow through, though."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "That's amazing."
  • (Clark Gable) "But it's no good, if you haven't got a long face to go with it."

Roscoe Karns as Oscar Shapeley

  • (Roscoe Karns) "You know, there's nothing I like better than to meet a high-class mama that can snap 'em back at ya. 'Cause the colder they are, the hotter they get. That's what I always say. Yes, sir, when a cold mama gets hot, boy, how she sizzles. Ha, ha, ha, ha."
  • (Roscoe Karns) "Now, you're just my type. Believe me, sister, I could go for you in a big way. 'Fun-on-the-side' Shapeley they call me, with accent on the fun, believe you me."
  • (Roscoe Karns) "Well shut my big nasty mouth."
  • (Roscoe Karns) "What's a matter sister? You ain't sayin' much."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "It seems to me you're doing excellently without any assistance."
  • (Roscoe Karns) "One on the side Shapely, that's what they call me."

Alan Hale, Sr. as Danker

  • (Alan Hale, Sr.) "Oh, I see, young people in love are never hungry."

Walter Connolly as Alexander Andrews

  • (Walter Connolly) "Oh, er, do you mind if I ask you a question, frankly? Do you love my daughter?"
  • (Clark Gable) "Any guy that'd fall in love with your daughter ought to have his head examined."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Now that's an evasion."
  • (Clark Gable) "She picked herself a perfect running mate; King Westley; the pill of the century. What she needs is a guy that'd take a sock at her once a day, whether it's coming to her or not. If you had half the brains you're supposed to have, you'd done it yourself, long ago."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Do you love her?"
  • (Clark Gable) "A normal human being couldn't live under the same roof with her without going nutty. She's my idea of nothing."
  • (Walter Connolly) "I asked you a simple question. Do you love her?"
  • (Clark Gable) "YES. But don't hold that against me, I'm a little screwy myself."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Who is he?"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "I don't know very much about him, except that I love him."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Well, if it's as serious as all that, we'll move Heaven and Earth to --"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "No, it's no use. He despises me."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Oh, come now."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Yes, he does. He despises everything about me. He says that I'm spoiled and selfish and pampered and thoroughly insincere."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Oh, ho, ridiculous."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "He doesn't think so much of you, either."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Well, I --"
  • (Claudette Colbert) "And he blames you for everything that's wrong with me. He says you, you raised me stupidly."
  • (Walter Connolly) "Well now, that's a fine man to fall in love with."
  • (Claudette Colbert) "Oh, he's marvelous."
  • (Walter Connolly) "You're a sucker to go through with this. That guy Warne is OK. He didn't want the reward. All he asked for was $39.60, what he spent on you. Said it was a matter of principle. You took him for a ride. He loves you, Ellie. He told me so. You don't want to be married to a mug like Westley; I can buy him off for a pot of gold. And you can make an old man happy and you won't do so bad for yourself. If you change your mind, your car's waiting at the back gate."

Arthur Hoyt as Zeke

  • (Zeke's Wife) "Funny couple, ain't they?"
  • (Arthur Hoyt) "Yeah."
  • (Zeke's Wife) "If you ask me, I don't believe they're married."
  • (Arthur Hoyt) "They're married all right. I just seen the license."
  • (Zeke's Wife) "They made me get them a rope and a blanket on a night like this. What do you reckon that's for?"
  • (Arthur Hoyt) "Blamed if I know. I just brung 'em a trumpet."
  • (Zeke's Wife) "A trumpet?"
  • (Arthur Hoyt) "Yeah, one of them toy things. They sent me to the store to get it."
  • (Zeke's Wife) "But what in the world do they want a trumpet for?"
  • (Arthur Hoyt) "Dunno."

Charles C. Wilson as Joe Gordon

Jameson Thomas as King Westley

  • (Jameson Thomas) "What happened?"
  • (Walter Connolly) "I haven't the slightest idea."

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