it happned one night

Released in 1934

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Believe It or Not! This commemorative “miniature” Oscar celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Columbia pictures, and the sweeping 5-category win of its film, It Happened One Night, starring Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable.

It happened one night… for Columbia Pictures

  • Best Picture (then called “Best Production”)
  • Best Director (Frank Kapra)
  • Best Actor (Clark Gable)
  • Best Actress (Claudette Colbert)
  • Best Writing, Adaptation (Robert Riskin)

Records Set

This film was the first to win quintuple awards, and is only one of three ever to do so in the history of the Academy Awards. It is tied by One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Silence of the Lambs.

The Statuette

This miniature Oscar stands 5.5-inches tall atop a film reel pedestal. The burnished steel was originally bronzed.

The plaque reads: 15th Anniversary Columbia Pictures 1920-1935.

See You in St. Augustine, Fireballers!

Exhibit No: BION171188