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Midnight (1939)

The writing team of Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder score a bullseye once again with this wonderful screwball comedy. Another excellent title released in 1939, Hollywood’s banner year. 781 more words

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Midnight (1939)

Midnight, 1939, Paramount Pictures. Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. B&W, 94 minutes.

Eve Peabody (Claudette Colbert) is a showgirl escaping a run of misfortune in Monte Carlo by way of train to Paris. 523 more words

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Remember the Night

Remember the Night, 1940, Paramount Pictures. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray. Directed by Mitchell Leisen. B&W, 91 minutes.

Small-time thief Lea Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) is in trouble again, this time for stealing a bracelet and trying to pawn it a short time later. 466 more words

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No Man of Her Own (1950)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP is celebrating the genre this month with a noir review every Sunday. Today’s review is also a part of the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project, one of her many films noir, … 708 more words


Mitchell Leisen - elegance personified

MITCHELL LEISEN was a Costume Designer, Set Decorator and Art Director who became a Director of glossy, stylish Romantic Comedy, Period Films and Romantic Melodramas in Paramount’s heyday in the 1930s and 1940s. 451 more words


Hands Across the Table (1935)

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

With: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy

This review is part of the Workplace in Film & TV Blogathon hosted by… 871 more words


Bedevilled (1955)

MGM, Paris, Steve Forrest and Anne Baxter all collide in technicolor for this mixture of noir, religion and romance. It’s a tale that sees handsome, square shouldered and rock jawed Forrest off to Paris to complete his religious studies before entering the priesthood. 682 more words

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