Midnight 1939

views updated

Midnight ★★★½ 1939

Struggling showgirl Colbert masquerades as Hungarian countess in sophisticated comedy of marital conflicts. Near-classic film scripted by Wilder and Brackett. Based on a story by Edwin Justus Mayer and Franz Schulz. Remade as “Masquerade in Mexico.” 94m/ B VHS, DVD . Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, Hedda Hopper, Rex O'Malley; D: Mitchell Leisen; W: Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.