Midnight

Story [from one by Edwin Justus Mayer and Franz Schulz] is light, but with a good share of humorous moments, many of them of the screwball variety. It's a slender thread, however, on which to tie series of incidents in adventures of a stranded showgirl in Paris.

With:
Claudette Colbert Don Ameche John Barrymore Francis Lederer Mary Astor Hedda Hopper

Story [from one by Edwin Justus Mayer and Franz Schulz] is light, but with a good share of humorous moments, many of them of the screwball variety. It’s a slender thread, however, on which to tie series of incidents in adventures of a stranded showgirl in Paris.

After a flirtation with Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert crashes a musicale and poses as a countess. This leads to job for John Barrymore, in which she is to attract the amorous attentions of Francis Lederer away from Barrymore’s wife, Mary Astor. For her assignment, Colbert is provided with elaborate wardrobe and a hotel suite.

Direction by Mitchell Leisen is generally satisfactory, although picture is slow in getting under way and has several spots that could be tightened. Editing shows sketchiness in several instances.

Midnight

Production: Paramount. Director Mitchell Leisen; Producer Arthur Hornblow Jr; Screenplay Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder; Camera Charles Lang Jr; Editor Doane Harrison; Music Frederick Hollander; Art Director Hans Dreier, Robert Usher

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 92 MIN.

With: Claudette Colbert Don Ameche John Barrymore Francis Lederer Mary Astor Hedda Hopper

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