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Midnight

1939 1h 34m Comedy List
93% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 88% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
When out-of-work showgirl Eve (Claudette Colbert) arrives in Paris with no work in sight, she asks taxi driver Tibor (Don Ameche) to drive her from club to club. But the more time she spends with Tibor, the more Eve realizes that he is falling for her. Unwilling to accept his feelings, Eve escapes to a charity concert, meets the charming Georges (John Barrymore) and disguises herself as a Hungarian baroness. But love-struck Tibor is not willing to let Eve go without a fight. Read More Read Less

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Variety Staff Variety Direction by Mitchell Leisen is generally satisfactory, although picture is slow in getting under way and has several spots that could be tightened. Aug 14, 2007 Full Review Don Druker Chicago Reader Funny and forgettable. Aug 14, 2007 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out It has a superbly malicious script by Brackett and Wilder, gorgeous sets and camerawork, and a matchless cast. All in all, probably Leisen's best film. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A somewhat forgotten screwball comedy classic, combining likably raffish characters with side-splitting dialogue and a snazzy finale. Rated: 9/10 Jul 27, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Starring Colbert and Barrymore, this charming fairytale is one of the best screwball comedies as well as a highlight of Mitchell Leisen's career. Rated: A- Mar 23, 2013 Full Review Daniel Eagan Film Journal International First-rate screwball comedy from a Billy Wilder screenplay Rated: 4/5 Jul 27, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Forgettable but fun enough. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/20/23 Full Review william d This movie's rating seems a little high to me. It's not terrible, but I wouldn't recommend it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review william k Classic Mitchell Leisen screwball comedy is fast-paced, witty and full memorable scenes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The best comedy romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Perhaps the most perplexing question surrounding "Midnight" is why it is not more frequently listed as one of the greatest movies ever made along with its screwball cousins such as "It Happened One Night" or "The Lady Eve." Maybe it's because those movies had famous directors behind them. Anyway, the film is hilarious and it crackles with that signature Wilder/Brackett wit, the performances are all aces, and the whole thing is just as charming as can be. Don't let this one slip by you! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review david l Midnight is a terrific screwball comedy with the right mix of charm and hilarity. Its first act is not as great as the rest of the picture, but it is otherwise a superb movie filled with endearing characters, ridiculous and always hilarious scenarios, a powerhouse performance from Claudette Colbert, great humor with many really funny scenes and such a crazy, but sweet finale. This is a delightful and an immensely entertaining charmer. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis When out-of-work showgirl Eve (Claudette Colbert) arrives in Paris with no work in sight, she asks taxi driver Tibor (Don Ameche) to drive her from club to club. But the more time she spends with Tibor, the more Eve realizes that he is falling for her. Unwilling to accept his feelings, Eve escapes to a charity concert, meets the charming Georges (John Barrymore) and disguises herself as a Hungarian baroness. But love-struck Tibor is not willing to let Eve go without a fight.
Director
Mitch Leisen
Producer
Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 22, 2008
Runtime
1h 34m
Sound Mix
Stereo