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Midnight (1939)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 March 1939 (USA)
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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.

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Showgirl Eve, stranded in Paris without a sou, befriends taxi driver Tibor Czerny, then gives him the slip to crash a party. There she meets Helene Flammarion and her gigolo Picot, who's attracted to Eve. Helene's scheming husband Georges enlists Eve's aid in taking Picot away from his wife. It works well... at first. Meanwhile, lovestruck Tibor searches for Eve. But then he learns she's calling herself Baroness Czerny! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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La baronne de minuit  »

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After Wilder and Brackett fought with director Mitchell Leisen to make sure as much of their work made on the screen as possible, Wilder was convinced he had to direct the scripts they wrote and Brackett was convinced he had to produce. See more »

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When Eve attends the concert (c. 7 minutes) she is completely dry despite her roaming the streets in the rain previously. See more »

Quotes

Eve Peabody: [at the ball] Don't forget, every Cinderella has her midnight.
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Étude No.12 in C minor Op.10-12: Revolutionary
(1829-32) (uncredited)
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rags to riches
27 January 1999 | by (florida) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film in which Eve Peabody, a homeless would-be blues singer, is allowed into the elite Parisian society by Barrymore. While posing as the Baroness Czerny of Hungary, Tibor Czerny (Ameche), a cab driver,not royalty, pursues the lovely Peabody. It is delightful to see Peabody's constant deceptions grow larger and larger throughout the film until she finally decides the high life isn't really for her. I highly recommend Midnight.


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