The second screenplay by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett is a fairytale, set in Paris, of sexual schemers rewarded by chance. The plot is very elaborate, and features a penniless adventuress (Colbert), a taxi-driver (Ameche), a millionaire (Barrymore), his wife (Astor) and her gigolo (Francis Lederer). Wilder always disliked Leisen, but Midnight is an increasingly celebrated comedy, and it is even possible to prefer Leisen’s generosity and sensuality to Wilder’s Viennese cynicism.
- Mitchell Leisen
- Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, Elaine Barrie, Hedda Hopper, Rex O'Malley, Monty Woolley, Armand Kaliz
- 94 min