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
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Mary Astor refers to a reference book called the Almanac de Gotha, which is an actual reference tracking the lineage of middle European nobility. It is similar to the better known Burke's Peerage, which serves the same function in Great Britain. See more »
When Eve attends the concert (c. 15 minutes) she is completely dry despite her roaming the streets in the rain previously. See more »
Étude No.12 in C minor Op.10-12: Revolutionary
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano at Stephanie's party See more »
The perfect comedy
"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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