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Release Date:
24 March 1939 (USA) See more »
A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claudette Colbert ... Eve Peabody

Don Ameche ... Tibor Czerny

John Barrymore ... Georges Flammarion

Francis Lederer ... Jacques Picot

Mary Astor ... Helene Flammarion
Elaine Barrie ... Simone

Hedda Hopper ... Stephanie
Rex O'Malley ... Marcel
Monty Woolley ... The Judge
Armand Kaliz ... Lebon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Borden ... Porter (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Porter (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Train Watchman (uncredited)
Eddie Conrad ... Prince Potopienko (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Gennaro Curci ... Majordomo (uncredited)
Billy Daniel ... Roger - Stephanie's Gigolo (uncredited)
Leander De Cordova ... Footman (uncredited)
Joe De Stefani ... Head Porter (uncredited)
Carlos De Valdez ... Maurice - Flammarions' Butler (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Stephanie's Party Guest with Dog (uncredited)
William Eddritt ... Footman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Flammarions' Party Guest / Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Arno Frey ... Hotel Desk Clerk at Ritz (uncredited)
Robert Graves ... Doorman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)
Judith King ... Girl (uncredited)
Max Lucke ... Doorman (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Tony Martelli ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joyce Mathews ... Girl (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Piano Playing Cabbie (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Helene's Dance Partner at Flammarions' Party (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Stephanie's Majordomo (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Woman's Escort (uncredited)
Lionel Pape ... Edouart (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Donald Reed ... Ferdinand - Eve's Chauffer (uncredited)
Joseph Romantini ... Footman (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Flammarions' Party Guest / Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Policeman (uncredited)
Helen St. Rayner ... The Coloratura (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Flammarions' Party Guest / Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Stephanie's Party Guest (uncredited)
Leonard Sues ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Footman (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Flammarions' Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Leisen 
Writing credits
Charles Brackett (screenplay) and
Billy Wilder (screenplay)

Edwin Justus Mayer (based on a story by) and
Franz Schulz (based on a story by)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
William LeBaron .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Friedrich Hollaender (original score by) (as Frederick Hollander)
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Doane Harrison (edited by)
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Robert Usher 
Set Decoration by
A.E. Freudeman (interior decorations)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Walker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hal Walker .... second unit director (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Charles Hisserich .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... gowns: Miss Colbert
Music Department
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Argentina:16 | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Spain:18 | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #4906) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Mary Astor's pregnancy caused some filming problems.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Eve attends the concert (c. 7 minutes) she is completely dry despite her roaming the streets in the rain previously.See more »
Eve Peabody:Well. So this, as they say, is Paris, huh?
Train guard:Yes, madame.
Eve Peabody:Well, from here it looks an awful lot like a rainy night in Kokomo, Indiana.
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Masquerade in Mexico (1945)See more »
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The perfect comedy, 23 August 2001
Author: gmcsourley from UK

"Midnight" is superb in every way - cast, direction, script are all perfection. It's like Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" in the way its plot adds complication upon complication and just as "Figaro" is a perfect opera, so this is a perfect comedy - witty, sophisticated, warm and laugh-out-loud funny. Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert are ideally cast. This should have featured in the AFI's top 100 comedies and its top 100 films - its the epitome of the golden age of Hollywood comedy.

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