“This picture takes place in Paris, in those wonderful days when a siren was a brunette and not an alarm—and if a Frenchman turned out the light it was not on account of an air raid!”
So begins the riotous story of Ninotchka and Leon in Paris, penned by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.
1939, 21 Jump Street, Archie Leach, billy wilder, Cary Grant, Charles Brackett, Duck Soup, Ernst Lubitsch, Garbo Laughs!, Gone With the Wind, Grand HOtel, Greta Garbo, His Girl Friday, Hunt for Red October, I want to be alone, Jesse James, MGM, Midnight, Mitchell Leisen, Ninotchka, Paris, Queen Christina, Ralph Bellamy, Scott Eyman, The Great American Screenplays, The Great Dictator, The Lubitsch Touch, The Wizard of Oz, thefilmsage, to be or not to be, Trouble in Paradise, USSR
What happens at the stroke of midnight? What happens when those bells chime twelve times through the darkness of a Europe night?
The shining dress turns to rags, the horses are once again house mice, and the carriage transforms back to a simple pumpkin. And the true identity of beautiful Cinderella is made known.
1939, billy wilder, Charles Brackett, Cinderella, Double Indemnity, Ernst Lubitsch, Midnight, Mitchell Leisen, Ninotchka, screwball comedy, Some Like It Hot, Sunset Boulevard