MIDNIGHT (Mitchell Leisen, 1939)

“Every Cinderella has her midnight.” Claudette Colbert sparkles as Eve Peabody, a sou-less American in Paris who, at the behest of wealthy Georges Flammarion, romantically draws out Jacques Picot to pry him away from Flammarion’s wife. Meanwhile, cabdriver Tibor Czerny, an Hungarian emigré (Don Ameche, serviceable), in love with Eve, does his best to derail […]