Favorite things about… Midnight (1939)

The favorite film: Midnight, a 1939 screwball comedy directed by Mitchell Leisen The synopsis: Arriving in Paris with no money and no place to stay, Eve Peabody tries to get a job as a club singer with the help of taxi driver Tibor Czerny. When none of the clubs will hire her, she sneaks into a charity concert, where she catches the attention of Georges Flammarion. … Continue reading Favorite things about… Midnight (1939)

FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part II of III

As much as I love discovering new films, there are many films that I consistently return to. They’re the warm, snuggle-y blanket hiding within the abyss of my many hours of move-watching each month. The following are five more of my fifteen of my favorites classics to re-watch. (This is not a definitive list of the most re-watchable classic films ever. Check out Part I, … Continue reading FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part II of III

Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #9

Midnight (1939) Why? Claudette Colbert is a seriously wonderful actress, and this film proves it. Even if the rest of the cast had been terrible, she could have easily carried the film on her own. Luckily, she didn’t have to; the entire cast shines, and the film is just a complete riot. (Read my full review here) Favorite character: Eve Peabody aka “Baroness Czerny” (Claudette … Continue reading Top 9 non-musical comedies of the 1930s, #9

Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 13, 2012 Watched January 8, 2012 A Summer Place (1959): 5/5; When I see the name “Sandra Dee” attached to a film, I expect something pretty fluffy. As much as I love her, most of her roles were very light entertainment – cute, fun films that are highly enjoyable to watch but wouldn’t hold up under harsh scrutiny. This film … Continue reading Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)