It Happened One Night
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Ellie Andrews: I'll stop a car, and I won't use my thumb.
Peter Warne: What're you gonna do?
Ellie Andrews: It's a system all my own.

Oscar Shapeley: What's a matter sister? You ain't sayin' much.
Ellie Andrews: It seems to me you're doing excellently without any assistance.

Joe Gordon: That's the way things go: you think you got a great yarn, and something comes along and messes up the finish - and there you are.

Ellie Andrews: What is it that we're supposed to be doing again?
Peter Warne: Hitchhiking.
Ellie Andrews: Well you've shown me an excellent example of the hiking part. When does the hitching come in?

Danker: Oh, I see, young people in love are never hungry.

Peter Warne: 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.

Oscar Shapeley: Believe you me.
Ellie Andrews: Believe you me, you bore me to distraction.

Ellie Andrews: We'll get on a merry-go-round and never get off. Promise me we'll never get off.

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Continuity mistake: When the bus is about to pull out of the station Ellie places her suitcase on the overhead rack, and in the next exterior shot we see the license plates at the front of the bus, then it cuts to a closeup and one of the plates has changed from "F8274" to "G8278." (00:08:40)

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Trivia: "It Happened One Night" was the first film to win all five major Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

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