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Middle of the Night (1959)

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

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Betty Preisser
Glenda Farrell ...
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
Jan Norris ...
Alice Mueller
David Ford ...
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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The original Broadway production of "Middle of the Night" opened at the ANTA Playhouse in New York on February 8, 1956, ran for 477 performances and received two Tony Award acting nominations. Paddy Chayefsky wrote the stage play and adapted his work for the movie version. Effie Afton, Martin Balsam, Lee Philips and 'Betty Walker' recreated their stage roles for the movie version. 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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Stark human drama in the "Marty" vein
30 July 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky adapted his own play about an elderly workaholic (Fredric March, in a stupendous performance) who reaches out to a beautiful woman half his age...but she's got problems of her own, beginning with her shaky self-confidence. Their sometimes-rocky, sometimes-tender courtship provides the basis for this lovely film. As the sad beauty, Kim Novak has seldom been better (it's amazing that professional critics at the time failed to see the growth in Novak as an actress here, focusing all their attention on March, who indeed is terrific). Great N.Y.C. locations, fine support from the always-reliable Lee Grant. Well worth-seeing. *** from **** (Relatively forgotten for years, the movie made its DVD debut August 2010 as part of a Novak collection.)


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