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

Though Jack Benny made a cottage industry out of joking about the purported rottenness of his 1945 vehicle Horn Blows at Midnght, the film is in fact a delightful comedy-fantasy-certainly not Benny's best film, but far from his worst.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 28, 1945
DVD 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: 64% 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
Even the lovable, iconic Mr. Jack Benny himself couldn't prevent this poorly written cheese-puff from flopping at the box office. A classic example of a… More