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Midnight Lace (1960)

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In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

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Anthony Preston
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Brian Younger
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Aunt Bea
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Charles Manning
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Peggy Thompson
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Dora Hammer
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Daniel Graham
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Roy Ash
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Simon Foster
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Dr. Garver
Doris Lloyd ...
Nora Stanley - Housekeeper
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In London, the American futile housewife Katherine "Kit" Preston has been married for three months with the American executive Anthony "Tony" Preston. In a foggy day, while walking in a park, Kit is threatened by a voice that tells that she will be murdered by the end of the month. On the next day, Kit receives a phone call from the stalker and she goes with Tony to the Scotland Yard, but Inspector Byrnes believes that Kit is making-up the story to get more attention from Tony. Kit welcomes her Aunt Bea but only she receives the phone calls. Would Kit be losing her mind? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Thriller | Mystery

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25 November 1960 (Belgium)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that to prepare herself for one of the terror scenes, she recalled a time when her first husband, trombonist Al Jorden, dragged her out of bed when she was ill and pregnant and hurled her against a wall. Day related that in the scene she wasn't acting hysterical, she WAS hysterical, and at the end of the take she collapsed in a real faint. She was carried to her dressing room, and producer Ross Hunter shut down production for a few days while she recovered. See more »

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When Kit Preston is pushed to the ground in front of a bus and is subsequently helped to her feet to leave the scene, her coat remains immaculately clean throughout, in spite of having fallen face down on a wet road. See more »

Quotes

[debating whether to call the police late at night]
Tony Preston: Anyway, we'd better let the Inspector know. No reason why he shouldn't have insomnia with the rest of us.
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Referenced in Trampa para Catalina (1963) See more »

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Midnight Lace
by Joe Lubin and Jerome Howard
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I'm going to kill you, Mrs. Preston
3 December 2001 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

If that telephone voice doesn't give you the creeps, you are one tough cookie! Don't be fooled because this film stars Doris Day, noted for her frothy, professional virgin roles in movies with Rock Hudson, et al. This is another Ms. Day, although the movie showcases her in some great clothes. Driven to the brink of insanity by anonymous threatening phone calls which nobody believes, she plays it to the hilt. The elevator scene is especially gripping. John Gavin is totally miscast and is bland, as usual. The rest of the cast is top drawer....Rex Harrison, suave and sophisticated....Myrna Loy, as the worldly aunt, is wonderful.....and the greatest of English support players, John Williams, repeating his inspector role from Dial M for Murder. In a small part is Anthony Dawson, the perfect villain,also from Dial M for Murder. Herbert Marshall and Richard Ney are good in small roles. This looks and feels like a Hitchcock picture. You may guess the ending but it is worth the watch to see Doris Day give her all. Besides, everybody likes a good thriller and this fits the bill!


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