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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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book: Under the Midnight Sun (1999; trans 2015 Alexander O. Smith, Joseph Reeder) by Keigo Higashino

By John Grant on Oct 14, 2018 From Noirish

In Osaka in the early 1970s, a pawnbroker is found savagely murdered in an abandoned building. The crime fascinates Detective Sasagaki, but when, over the next year, the two major suspects die — one in a traffic accident, the other in what everyone thinks is suicide although murder and misadve... Read full article


Midnight (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 10, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“You’re in a fine mess! You got to get a divorce from a man you’re not even married to!” It was only a recent revelation that Claudette Colbert at times feels far too sophisticated to be playing beautiful hitchhikers or penniless taxi passengers as she does in It Happened One... Read full article


snapshot: Half Past Midnight (1948)

By John Grant on Aug 22, 2018 From Noirish

US / 69 minutes / bw / Sol M. Wurtzel, Twentieth Century–Fox Dir: William F. Claxton Pr: Sol M. Wurtzel Scr: Arnold Belgard Cine: Benjamin Kline Cast: Kent Taylor, Peggy Knudsen, Joe Sawyer, Walter Sande, Martin Kosleck, Mabel Paige, Gil Stratton Jr., Jean Wong, Jane Everett, Damian O’Flynn, Richard... Read full article


Chimes of Midnight (1965)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“There live not three good men unhanged in England. And one of them is fat and grows old.” It seems Orson Welles never did anything on a cursory level. There’s always a gravitas — the unique personality of the man displayed in his work whether it is behind the camera or in fr... Read full article


Chimes at Midnight (1965)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 30, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“There live not three good men unhanged in England. And one of them is fat and grows old.” It seems Orson Welles never did anything on a cursory level. There’s always a gravitas — the unique personality of the man displayed in his work whether it is behind the camera or in fr... Read full article


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Quotes from

Marcel: Madame? A word with you.
Eve Peabody: With me?
Marcel: Yes, with you.
Eve Peabody: I thought so. Well, all right, let's get it over with.


Jacques Picot: [Trying to describe Helene's hat] Well, it's...
Eve Peabody: Oh, I think it's a dream on you. You know, it does something for your face. It gives you a chin.


Jacques Picot: I'm terribly sorry. It's difficult to concentrate on cards... sometimes.
Eve Peabody: [Referring to Jacques' dislike of Helene's feathered hat] Naturally, when you're worrying about the future of the ostrich plume.
Helene Flammarion: I don't think that's very funny.
Jacques Picot: I do.
Eve Peabody: Well, thanks.


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Facts about

Mary Astor's pregnancy caused some filming problems.
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".
"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.
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National Film Registry

Midnight

Released 1939
Inducted 2013
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