American couple Janet and Mike move to England for his business. She soon becomes paranoid that he is having an affair with his attractive secretary, and decides to get back at him by pretending she herself has been unfaithful.
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".
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
Doris Day vowed to never make another thriller after 'Midnight Lace', claiming it emotionally drained her. She stayed true to her word; until her retirement eight years later, the only movies she made were comedies. See more »
During the sequence when Kit receives one of the anonymous phone calls in her bedroom, (just before the mysterious stranger enters her apartment for the first time), a crew member's moving shadow is visible on the left in the shot where she's putting on her shoes to exit the room. See more »
I first saw this movie as a child, 25-30 years ago. Doris Day plays an American woman living in London with her British husband. There is a crazy guy stalking her, naturally totally freaking her out. At first, it's just a voice coming from who-knows-where, when she's out at night taking a walk. That voice scared me so bad (in about 1978), I probably had nightmares for months about it. Even today, it gives me chills. Doris Day is incredible (as always) in a rare dramatic performance. Rex Harrison is equally good as her disconnected hubby. It's so nice to see people like John Williams & Myrna Loy as part of the great cast. The surprise ending was so terrifying to me as a kid (why did my parents always let me watch inappropriate movies?), I wanted to jump out of my skin, & then invite Doris over for dinner & a hot bath! She endured so much as Kit Preston, I felt so bad for her! Would recommend to anyone who likes scary, suspenseful--but not gory--movies.
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