Midnight (1939)

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A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man, while being romantically pursued by a cab driver.

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  • Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)
  • Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)
  • Don Ameche, John Barrymore, and Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)
  • Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)
  • Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)
  • Don Ameche, John Barrymore, and Claudette Colbert in Midnight (1939)

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29 March 2005 | malvernp
10
| A Sparkling Gem from Hollywood's Golden Era
There are few films that can be seen often without the viewer tiring of them. Midnight is one of them. It glides effortlessly through the tinsel and magical world of barons and down-on-their heels showgirls without taking a mean shot at anyone. Claudette Colbert shows that she lost none of her "It Happened One Night" edginess, and Don Ameche gives the performance of his career as the romantic cab driver who sees himself as worthy to steal Colbert away from her rich suitor. John Barrymore may have been in decline at this point in his career-----but this is his last great effort at creating a truly endearing comic character. He does so splendidly. Mary Astor combines beauty and bitchiness in a memorable role. And what is there to say about Rex O'Malley as her gay pal in all this business? It is a shame that he is virtually unknown today, and didn't get many opportunities to show what a fine comic actor he was.

Midnight deserves a much wider audience than it now has. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett have written wonderful comic dialog that continues to charm and amuse today's viewers. And it is without doubt Mitchell Leisen's masterpiece.

This is THE romantic comedy to see with someone you love.

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