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4.1
176 Ratings

Midnight

Directed by Mitchell Leisen
United States, 1939
Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is “set up” by a millionaire to break up his wife’s affair with another man.

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Midnight Directed by Mitchell Leisen

Critics reviews

Though Wilder considered Leisen a Lubitsch rip-off, the film has an air of “low-class” elegance that’s a far cry from Lubitsch’s steady sophistication. Tibor and Eve are members of the underclass, and their aristocratic counterparts serve only to bring them together. It also contains Wilder’s signature psychologizing; Tibor is, unexpectedly, a fan of Freud. Perhaps it’s not a Lubitsch or a Wilder film outright, but it’s something in between that’s just as satisfying.
July 24, 2015
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