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Middle of the Night (1959)

Approved | | Drama | 20 May 1959 (France)
A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser.

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Cast

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Betty Preisser
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Mrs. Mueller
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Walter Lockman
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Jack
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Marilyn
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George Preisser
Edith Meiser ...
Evelyn Kingsley
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Lillian
Betty Walker ...
Rosalind Neiman, the widow
Lou Gilbert ...
Sherman
Rudy Bond ...
Gould
Effie Afton ...
Mrs. Herbert, the neighbor
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Alice Mueller
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Paul Kingsley
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A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser.

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For every girl who was ever involved with an older man!

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20 May 1959 (France)  »

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Mitten in der Nacht  »

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David Ford's feature film debut. See more »

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Jerry Kingsley: [Talking to Betty] I can't tell you how often recently I've found myself thinking about dying. "Dying" to you is something that happens to old relatives, but it's a very intimate business to me. I don't expect you to understand this, but in those moments when I'm suddenly impossible to live with, that's probably what's at the bottom of my bad temper.
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Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #4.3 (1970) See more »

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Powerful film concerning the older younger relationship
24 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Many years ago I caught this movie on the "Bill Kennedy at the movies" show. It was the film that turned me on to Frederick March and Kim Novak. Both were powerful in there roles. The subject matter, older man younger woman hasn't really been explored in film to the extent I think it warrants. "Lolita is another such film, but I'm hard pressed to come up with others. I would love to see this film again after all those years to see if it still holds up to my standard of excellence, but alas, it seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. I've watched for it on TCM and AMC, but I've never seen it listed. I don't know who owns the rights to it, but hope someday to see this film again.


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