Midnight (1939)

1939 | USA | Mitchell Leisen | ★★★★

Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, and John Barrymore, Mitchell Leisen's Brackett & Wilder-scripted Midnight is a beautifully crafted, effervescently entertaining screwball romantic comedy, packed with memorable dialogue, charming performances, and gorgeous imagery.


"Written by Academy Award winners Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, Midnight has been hailed as 'just about the best comedy ever caught by the camera from the Golden Age of Hollywood!' Academy Award winners Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and John Barrymore simply light up the screen. The fun begins when a penniless showgirl (Colbert) impersonates a Hungarian Countess and, with the help of an aristocrat (Barrymore), quickly adapts herself to her new lifestyle. But can she stop herself from falling in love with yet another poor man (Ameche)?" Odeon Entertainment