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Midnight (1939) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by William LeBaron and Arthur Hornblow Jr..

Midnight was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

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Watching 1939: Midnight (1939)

on Dec 29, 2021 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them. As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Midnight Special (2016): A Story of Parenthood

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 23, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“These are words of the Lord…or the federal government.” Derek Webb has a song called “Spirit.” For anyone with a religious upbringing, it might conjure up the “Holy Ghost” — the Helper meant to fill up Christian faithful as they worship God in their s... Read full article


Watching 1939: Midnight Shadow (1939)

on Feb 6, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Sep 27, 2019 From The Stop Button

Chimes at Midnight opens with Orson Welles and Alan Webb, both aged men in the Medieval Ages, bumbling (probably at least somewhat drunkenly) in for the night; they sit at a fire and gently reminisce about their youth. The scene gives a first look at screenwriter, director, star Welles in all his gi... Read full article


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Quotes from

Eve Peabody: [at the ball] Don't forget, every Cinderella has her midnight.


Eve Peabody: [Discussing her career as a gold-digger] I landed a lord, almost.
Tibor Czerny: Almost?
Eve Peabody: Well, the family came between us. His mother came to my hotel and offered me a bribe.
Tibor Czerny: You threw her out, I hope!
Eve Peabody: How could I, with my hands full of money?


Helene Flammarion: Poor Jacques! Oh, my soul, this is heaven. Baroness Czerny indeed! Of all the impudence. The consummate impudence! We'll take this with us.
Marcel: Now, Helene, don't let's hush this up and don't let's wait until tomorrow. Go on, let's have a lovely scandal!


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onMay 20, 1940 with Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche reprising their film roles.
When Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett turned in their script, the studio liked it, but felt it needed some work. The writers they hired to rewrite the script were: Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. The studio sent them their own script to rewrite without knowing it. Wilder and Brackett simply retyped their original script and the studio loved the "rewrites" so much, they produced it with no further "changes".
Barbara Stanwyck was originally slated for the role of Eve Peabody, but was replaced by Claudette Colbert because of scheduling problems.
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Released 1939
Inducted 2013
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