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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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Malcolm Stanley
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Charles Manning
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Peggy Thompson
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Dora Hammer
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Inspector Byrnes
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Daniel Graham
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Roy Ash
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Victor Elliot
Richard Lupino ...
Simon Foster
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Dr. Garver
Doris Lloyd ...
Nora Stanley - Housekeeper
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Storyline

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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Even with the arms of her love around her...she still felt the menace of that voice in the night!

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Thriller | Mystery

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25 November 1960 (Belgium)  »

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Encaje de medianoche  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The white gown that Doris Day wears is the same dress she wore to the Oscar ceremony for her nomination in Pillow Talk (1959) See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Kit is scared by the fireplace coals moving (making a sound). There is a decent size fire going. In just a matter of minutes, when her husband comes home and they turn off all lights, no fire or light from the fireplace is visible. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Bea: I was once in Dublin for the horse show, and I got a call at the Sheldon Room from a man who wanted to dress me in black underwear. Personally, mind you! It was the most *stimulating* minute-and-a-half I spent in Ireland!
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Midnight Lace
by Joe Lubin and Jerome Howard
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Exciting
6 April 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this since 1960 and it was on AMC TV today. I still think it is one of the most exciting and well written mysteries ever. A who-dunnit mystery with husband and wife, Doris Day and Rex Harrison, with other great stars John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowell, and Herbert Marshall. Doris puts her heart and soul into this, and she is good at weeping! We don't know who is driving her mad until near the end. Should we tell who done it? See it and I believe you'll like it! I don't know if Doris was nominated for this. Does anyone know?


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