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

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Julie Benton
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Lyle Benton
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Cliff Henderson
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Det. Lt. Pringle
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Jack (co-pilot)
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Valerie
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Doctor on Flight 36
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Det. Mace
John Gallaudet ...
Det. Sgt. Cole
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Airport control tower official
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Ellis
Ed Hinton ...
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Harlan Warde ...
Det. Pope
Aline Towne ...
Denise Martin
Eddie Marr ...
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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)  »

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Mord in den Wolken  »

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Doris Day has written that her close friendship with co-star Louis Jourdan angered her jealous producer husband Martin Melcher, mirroring the character-relationships in the film. See more »

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Shadow of boom mic visible in hotel lobby and police office scenes. See more »

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Referenced in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

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Midnight On The Cliffs
Composed and Performed by Leonard Pennario
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well-paced nonsense
12 September 2004 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Julie moves along at breakneck speed to its bizarre ending in an airplane, in some ways reminiscent of 911. Within the first few moments of the film Doris Day is running from her murdering jealous husband well played by Louis Jourdan as Lyle, an unbalanced concert pianist. The opening is set in Carmel, CA, and the film would have been a whole lot better if it had stayed there but instead it shifts to San Francisco. The opening scene, with the crazed Lyle pressing his foot on his wife's as she's driving, and thus accelerating the car is terrific, as he has his arm around her, not looking at the road, only at her, and she's in a panic, trying to control the gigantic two-toned Chrysler on the twisty road, unable to decelerate, an unwilling student in some kind of speed driving lesson. As she has enough of this she decides to resurrect her previous career as an airline steward, but Lyle follows her wherever she goes. This relentless chase is comically narrated by Doris Day. The film starts losing energy, and the final climax, which is supposed to be exciting, is badly done.


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