The Horn Blows at Midnight (MOD)

Immortal Jack Benny trades in his royal scepter for a heavenly trumpet in this comedic fantasy about an innocent angel faced with the dubious task of destroying an all-to-indulgent Earth.


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The Horn Blows at Midnight (MOD)
 
3.3

(based on 3 reviews)

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1.0

tiresome and tedious

By movie buff

from Springfield, VA

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    • Disappointing
    • Poor Plot Development

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      Comments about The Horn Blows at Midnight (MOD):

      I've long heard about "Horn" including references by Jack Benny and Fred Allen so, being a film buff, I was anxious to see it. What a disappointment. The direction is pedestrian and the writing is poor with jokes either being tedious or action unnecessary. How many times can they do chases and pratfalls? With so much talent in the cast, it should have been a classic like the Marx Brothers, the early Abbott & Costello, or other comedies. Very disappointing. Turns out Fred Allen's jokes about it were on target.

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      5.0

      Underappreciated Comedy-Fantasy

      By Bill

      from Lakewood, CO

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      Comments about The Horn Blows at Midnight (MOD):

      This was Jack Benny's last starring role, and he often joked that it ruined his movie career. Well, forget about that. This is a clever and crazy comedy with eye-filling production value that deserves to be rediscovered.

      The movie is structured like "The Wizard of Oz", in that most of it is a dream. Benny is a trumpet player in a band that is doing a radio show. When the show's announcer drones on and on about the sponsor's coffee, Benny falls asleep and the characters in his dream are played by the band members and other people in the radio studio. Like most dreams, there is very little logic, but who cares? It's funny.

      This was one of the first movies I ever saw as a kid, and I have always remembered the elaborate coffee-making machine, as well as the "twinges". But there is a lot more, including a witty script, some excellent performances, and very elaborate sets and effects.

      This DVD is a nice upgrade from the old laserdisc. Although the image is a bit soft, it is very clean and displays accurate greys. The audio is clear and crisp in the 1940s style.

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      4.0

      New Ending?

      By Antoniod

      from Arlington, MA

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          Comments about The Horn Blows at Midnight (MOD):

          I've long suspected that the "Dream" framework, where Benny is a musician who dreams he's an angel, was added after the bulk of the film had been wrapped. For one thing, Benny's "Dream" sellf is ignorant of eveyday things (Like money), that his waking self would know. Am I correct?

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