The Horn Blows at Midnight

Synopsis: Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth. But Osidro and Doremus, two fallen angels enjoying the physical pleasures of an earthly existence, try to steal Athanael's trumpet, enlisting the aid of suave jewel thief Archie Dexter. Athanael fumbles his first try when he saves Archie's accomplice, Fran, from suicide. His second chance seems doomed when he's forced to leave his trumpet as security for a meal he can't pay for. But he gets it back just in time for a final confrontation with his desperate adversaries, dangling with them from the roof, only seconds from Midnight.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Director(s): Raoul Walsh
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
78 min

What? Another


Red tape, red tape,

and more red tape.

Next thing you know, they'll

be forming a new bureau

to handle the new


They better start letting

in a few big businessmen up here.

So, you're Emmanuel,


Uh, Athanael, sir.

Angel Junior grade,

Third phalanx,

15th cohort.

Nothing wrong

with your record.

I hope not, sir.

Application excellent.

Deportment excellent.

Kindness excellent.

Virtue excellent. Monotonous!

Yes, sir.

That's for me to say.

Hmm. Fancy yourself a

trumpet player, do you?

Well, sir,

in all modesty,

I think I can

safely say that-

Well, I do work hard

at it, sir,

And I practice a lot

in my spare time.

Yes, so I hear, constantly,

from this female.

You with your trumpet

and me with my harp.

You have, Elizabeth?

I told him

how pleasant it is,

just the two of us

and the music.


I sent for you

to, uh...

Let's see. Why did I send for you?

Oh, yes. I remember now.

It seems that one of

our smaller planets,

called the,


well, the name

doesn't matter.

Anyway, planet

number 339001

has gotten completely out of hand.

I know we have

a model of it

somewhere in the files.

Oh, yes.

Here we are.

Absolutely out of hand.

Persecution and hatred everywhere.

Goodness knows

the front office

has warned them

often enough-

quakes, floods, volcanic eruptions,

droughts, plagues, everything.

They pay no attention.

Not a bad little planet, at that.

I know it has a name.

Oh, that's

the planet Earth, sir.

Oh, yes, yes,

yes, yes, yes.

Created rather hurriedly, as I recall.

Just a 6-Day job,

wasn't it?

Practically slapped

together, you might say.

Take a good look

at it

because we're going

to slap it apart.

We are?

Yes. Orders from

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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