Academy Award winners Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore light up the screen in Midnight - one of the best romantic comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The fun begins when a penniless showgirl (Colbert) impersonates a Hungarian countess and, with the help of an aristocrat (Barrymore), quickly adapts to her new lifestyle. But can she stop herself from falling in love with yet another poor man (Ameche)? Written by Academy Award winners Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, Midnight has been hailed as "just about the best light comedy ever caught by the camera!" (Motion Picture Daily)
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 95 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Language: English
- Studio: Universal Studios
- DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Subtitles: English, French
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
- Color: Black & White
- Exclusive Introduction by Turner Classic Movies Host and Film Historian Robert Osborne
- Theatrical Trailer
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This is a 1939 comedy, starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche. Costars are John Barrymore, Mary Astor and Francis Lederer.
The scenes that I enjoyed the most are below.
Colbert just arrived from Monte Carlo, Ameche offers her his cab, she explains she can't pay the fare until she gets a job in Paris. They do the rounds and he treats her to a meal. But, she will not accept his room and disappears behind his back. Ameche, smitten by Colbert, organizes all the taxicab drivers to find her.
Meanwhile, Colbert slipped into a charity affair. She gets roped into playing cards. Barrymore finds his wife, Astor, playing cards with her amour, Lederer. But, her lover is ignoring Astor and paying attention to Colbert.
Flash, Barrymore conceives the perfect game plan. He arranges a suite at the Ritz. Lederer dumps Astor to escort Colbert to her hotel. Barrymore shows up in the morning to explain his plan. He arrives with several trunks of beautiful new clothes and a limousine with chauffeur, plus a sizable bank book in her name. Her job is lure Lederer away from Astor. He'll back her story of a Hungarian countess. Colbert is invited to his country estate to work on Lederer. He is rich, single and handsome. Penniless Colbert agrees.
All of sudden Ameche shows up in his taxi at Barrymore's country home claiming to be Colbert's husband. Now, let a screwball romance begin and tons of more comedy.
Sound like fun to you? It was for me, housebound during a snowstorm. I invite you to watch.