Of course, the film won Oscars for director Frank Capra, lead actress Claudette Colbert and lead actor Clark Gable. Here's an excerpt from Gable's acceptance speech:
As was often the case back then, both Colbert and Gable also starred in a radio adaptation of the film for the Lux Radio Theater: Here's the original program:
However much Colbert didn't want to make the movie, she gave a very gracious speech at the AFI tribute to Frank Capra in 1982 regarding her experiences during the filming:
The film had a huge impact on filmmakers and the romantic comedy genre in general. In these clips, Cameron Crowe and Elizabteh Perkins discuss the influence of the film:
In this intro for Turner Classic Movies, host Ben Mankiewicz discusses the how the film turned into a sleeper hit and the legends about Gable's influence on undershirt sales:
Thanks for listening!
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