The comedies of the '30s and '40s are filled with runaway heiresses and the rambunctious cads that fall in love with them, but few manage to capture the sparkling chemistry achieved in this Oscar-winning Claudette Colbert/Clark Gable production.
Colbert plays a spoiled, rich girl desperate to escape her father's overbearing clutches and return to the arms of the man she loves, aviator King Westley. On the run from Miami to New York, she meets up with Peter Warne (Gable), a down-on-his-luck reporter who's stumbled upon the story of the century.
Though his initial intentions are strictly geared toward his journalistic salvation, romance soon rears its head and the whole affair soon blooms into a semi-sweet adventure of legendary proportions.
The film harkens back to an era of wit, charm and unfettered entertainment, made all the more perfect by a multi-course feast prepared for you and your main squeeze.