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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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 »

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: 'Swan Lake' makes me terribly thirsty.
Charles Manning: Must have something to do with those long necks.
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This is one of Doris Day's best acting performances outside of her musical/comedy roles.
19 June 1999 | by (Orange Park,FL USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of Ms. Day's best performances in her film career up to the time (1960) of its release . With an old style English flair for suspense,this is a thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the climactic ending. With Rex Harrison,Myrna Loy,John Gavin,Roddy McDowell and a most memorable supporting role performed by John Williams as the Inspector.


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