Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth. But Osidro and Doremus, two fallen angels enjoying the physical pleasures of an earthly existence, try to steal Athanael's trumpet, enlisting the aid of suave jewel thief Archie Dexter. Athanael fumbles his first try when he saves Archie's accomplice, Fran, from suicide. His second chance seems doomed when he's forced to leave his trumpet as security for a meal he can't pay for. But he gets it back just in time for a final confrontation with his desperate adversaries, dangling with them from the roof, only seconds from Midnight. Written by
Paul Penna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Athaniel is an angel sent down to Earth to play the first four notes of the death march at midnight ( or something similar ) which will start the destruction of the world. He doesn't play the notes because he is saving a girl from committing suicide. However the head angel gives him one more chance, but the next day he loses his horn, is abducted by gangsters in the pay of two fallen angels, and has to recover his horn from a bunch of schoolboys. Decent comedy, which Jack Benny really made fun of throughout the rest of his radio and throughout his TV show. Its really just stays as a screwball comedy, which I don't think the cast and script were well suited for. Notice Margaret Dumont as the soprano in the film. Rating 7 out of 10.
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