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Middle of the Night (1959)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

Jerry Kingsley: Listen, sonny boy. Love, no matter how shabby it may seem, is still a beautiful thing. Everything else is nothing.
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Great Classic Film
24 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this story filmed in New York City involving a man named Jerry Kingsley, ( Fredric March) who owned a garment business in lower Manhattan. Jerry had recently lost his wife of many years and his family and friends wanted him to go out and meet other women. Jerry becomes interested in a very beautiful young blonde gal named Betty Preisser, (Kim Novak) who works in his office, and Betty is so young she could be his daughter. Once the family finds out about this relationship they strongly object, however, Betty and Jerry have the problem of finding out just what they want to do with their love and should they proceed and get married despite the difference in age. Great film, excellent acting and a gem of a story.


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