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Midnight Lace (1960)

Approved | | Thriller, Mystery | 25 November 1960 (Belgium)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Anthony Preston
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Brian Younger
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Aunt Bea
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Malcolm
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Charles Manning
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Peggy
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Dora
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Inspector Byrnes
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Daniel
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Ash
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Victor Elliot
Richard Lupino ...
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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Approved | See all certifications »

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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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(Eastman Color)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dictating his memoirs near the end of his life, 'Rex Harrison' barely mentioned "Midnight Lace" except to say that he wasn't fond of the script. He also (falsely) reported that 'Doris Day' was under so much pressure to make the picture work that she collapsed. Day was indeed under strain, though it was due to her personal form of method-acting that caused her breakdown, not from the script or the production. 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

Creepy Voice: We all meet death somewhere along the way.
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Connections

Featured in Playing by Heart (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

What Does a Woman Do?
by Allie Wrubel and Maxwell Anderson
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User Reviews

 
Makes for a great evening!
13 January 2003 | by (Woodbridge, VA) – See all my reviews

This movie is reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock with its plots within plots. Doris Day's performance was so convincing that you really have to question her character's sanity. This movie's great cast also helps to make this a good movie. Overall, watching this movie makes for a great evening at home.


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