The Horn Blows at Midnight
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Jack Benny stars as Athanael, a talentless trumpeter who dreams he's an angel on a mission to destroy the earth by blowing the horn of Gabriel.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

The same brazen, idiosyncratic qualities that made Midnight a bomb at the time of its release also make it a quirky, unconventional, audacious winner in history's more forgiving, indulgent eyes.

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Douglas Pratt

the situation is so silly the film remains compellingly charming

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Underrated fantasy, with inventive finale.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Not as bad as Jack Benny used to joke about. It ain't great, but it does have some clever moments.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

So-so fantasy screwball comedy.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not wholly successfully, but always fasinating

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
No classic but hardly the total dog Jack Benny made it out to be for years. Alexis Smith is amazingly beautiful almost matched by Dolores Moran.
Randy Tippy
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