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Year
1939
Runtime
94 min.
Director
Mitchell Leisen
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
3,943
Checks
1,001
Favs
103
Dislikes
7
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    1939's Midnight is a screwball comedy starring Claudette Colbert as a showgirl who almost by accident, is mistaken for a member of Parisian high society. She goes with it, and is roped into trying to break up a love affair by her secret benefactor (John Barrymore). Don Ameche is the cab driver who falls for her, but is outraged at her behavior. This crazy set-up leads to several amusing set pieces before Colbert needs to turn back into a pumpkin, as it were. Midnight has a Billy Wilder screenplay, so the dialogue is quick, witty and honest. I do think it ends a bit abruptly, but if it's missing a shot, maybe it's just a single on to take us out on. 3 years 1 month ago
  2. tommy_leazaq's avatar

    tommy_leazaq

    Colbert is queen of screwball comedy.. 5 years 11 months ago
  3. SanderO's avatar

    SanderO

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=52671920 10 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #34 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #221 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  3. This movie ranks #301 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  4. This movie ranks #549 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  5. This movie ranks #628 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  6. This movie ranks #631 in Doubling the Canon
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  7. This movie ranks #966 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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