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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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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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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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Drama

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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 »

Quotes

Walter Lockman: And when they bury me, they can put on the gravestone, 'This was a big waste of time.'
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Heart Wrenching With A Dose Of Reality
25 November 2002 | by (Winston-Salem, NC) – See all my reviews

This film was such a pleasure to watch. The New York locations used gave the film a very "true to life" aspect. Novak's and March's acting was excellent. They both did an excellent job respectively portraying a girl whose really looking for a father and a man who understands that but yet feels that she is capable of more. The ending is very satisfying because you're glad they've overcome the objections, but you realize that their problems are hardly over.


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