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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 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


Chimes at Midnight (1965, Orson Welles)

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)

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: 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.


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

"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.
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.
After Wilder and Brackett fought with director Mitchell Leisen to make sure as much of their work made on the screen as possible, Wilder was convinced he had to direct the scripts they wrote and Brackett was convinced he had to produce.
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National Film Registry

Midnight

Released 1939
Inducted 2013
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