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

the front office.

Usually when a planet goes berserk,

it's our demolition expert

Who descends, blows

his horn, and poof.


Mm-Hmm. Just now,


our demolition expert is disposing

of one of the larger planets,

so for this bit of

destruction, I'm using you.


Yes, as the angel least

likely to be missed.

Come over here,



Athanael, sir.

Oh, all right.


This doesn't take any

particular intelligence,

so I think

you can handle it.


And blow

the first 4 notes

of the judgment day

overture on this horn.

Pardon, sir. It isn't

a horn. It's a trumpet.

To me, it's a horn,

but a very special

one, so take care of it.

Get going, and when

you come back,

you may find yourself

an angel senior grade

and playing horn solos on your trumpet.

Thank you, sir. Thank you

very much. Thank you, sir.

Save your breath

for the horn.

Elizabeth, see Mercurius

about his transportation.

Yes, sir.

Good-Bye, sir.

By the way, that must be

blown at midnight sharp.

Yes, sir.

Remember, that mea

ns precisely at 12:00.

Any other time, you

can blow your head off,

and all you'll get

is music.

59 won't do.

01 won't do.

It must be at 12:00

on the dot.

On the dot, sir.

That's all.

Hello, salvage department?

Stand by to pick up a

load of scrap at midnight.

Watch the birdie.

Well, it's what

I've always said-

you can't fool

the camera.

Let me see.

After all, Mercurius,

it's a picture of me,

isn't it?

Not a bad



what it's like

You can hardly call it


It is just

for the records.

You see,

all these angels

went out

on missions,

But not all of them

came back.


Yes. These two,

for instance.

They were sent

to the planet earth

on some mission or other

some time ago.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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