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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
Herbert Marshall ...
Charles Manning
Natasha Parry ...
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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This was Doris Day's last dramatic film. She continued making films for another eight years all of which were comedies. See more »

Goofs

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

Tony Preston: Come on, darling, fair exchange. One fib for a broken date.
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Superb performance by Doris Day.
28 July 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After watching most of her other films, with Rock Hudson, and

James Garner, this is a major departure for Doris Day. Midnight

Lace, requires an actress of considerable ability, but Day proves

up the task. Her performance is one of the best that I have every

seen. She plays the wealthy wife of Rex Harrison, who is having

financial problems, running the family firm. After receiving several

phone calls, threatening her life, she has problems proving to the

police, and Harrison, that the calls really took place.

Other threads of the story,including Roddy McDowall as the

penniless son of Day's maid, Herbert Marshall as a gambler with

money troubles, and John Gavin,as the builder, with flashbacks

from the war, there is no lack of possible suspects,who may be

threatening Day. This film has the same look and feel as ‘Dial M for Murder' so that

is as good a recommendation as anybody could want. 8 out of 10.




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