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Julie (1956)

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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Julie Benton
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Lyle Benton
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Cliff Henderson
Frank Lovejoy ...
Det. Lt. Pringle
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Jack (co-pilot)
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Valerie
Barney Phillips ...
Doctor on Flight 36
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Det. Mace
John Gallaudet ...
Det. Sgt. Cole
Carleton Young ...
Airport control tower official
Hank Patterson ...
Ellis
Ed Hinton ...
Captain of Flight 36
Harlan Warde ...
Det. Pope
Aline Towne ...
Denise Martin
Eddie Marr ...
Airline Official
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Storyline

Her new husband's behaviour convinces Julie Benton that his jealousy is dangerous, and when he admits he killed her first husband she realises she has to get away. A long-time friend helps all he can, but even in a town the size of San Francisco, Benton seems able to track them down. The police can do nothing despite a death threat, so the next move is up to Julie. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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17 October 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mord in den Wolken  »

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Trivia

Doris Day did not want to do this film. The character of Lyle Benton was painfully reminiscent of her first two husbands, Al Jorden and George Weidler. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Julie is constantly turning the steering wheel, even when the rear projection shows the car to be moving in a straight line. See more »

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Referenced in Magnum, P.I.: On the Fly (1987) See more »

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Midnight On The Cliffs
Composed and Performed by Leonard Pennario
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an uneven but engaging thriller
16 January 2003 | by (Costa Mesa, CA) – See all my reviews

"Julie" starts out as a mass of tension, (other than the ridiculous rear-projection car scenes where everyone turns the steering wheel in wrong directions!) packing an intense amount of story in the first 40 minutes. By the second act, when the pace slows down, all the previous scenes seem too condensed for comfort. One scene in the beginning of the film is especially intriguing: Lyle practices his piano piece while Julie lays on the couch. Watching his hands dance over the keys, and the beautifully framed shot of him against the open window is truly surreal, almost too profound for a film of this type.

The third act, all about Doris Day landing the airplane, feels like an entirely separate movie. With the loss of the human threat after her, it stops being a thriller and becomes the tag ending of an action blockbuster. "Julie" has uneven bursts of calm and nail-biting tension, all in all a strange combination with its own memorable moments.


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