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Le couteau dans la plaie (1962)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 12 December 1962 (France)
Lisa Macklin, an Italian woman, has a fight with her American husband Robert in a Paris night club. He leaves the next day for a business trip and Lisa says she does not want to see him ... See full summary »

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Robert Macklin
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David Barnes
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Alan Stewart
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Barbara Ford (as Yolande Finch)
Tommy Norden ...
Johnny
Mathilde Casadesus ...
Mme. Duval, Concierge
Billy Kearns ...
Capt. Wade
Barbara Nicot ...
Regine
Louis Falavigna ...
Pharmacist
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Mme. Lafont
Régine ...
Mrs. Wade
Pascale Roberts ...
Streetwalker
Sophie Réal ...
Housemaid
Jean Ozenne ...
Monsieur Babasse
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Lisa Macklin, an Italian woman, has a fight with her American husband Robert in a Paris night club. He leaves the next day for a business trip and Lisa says she does not want to see him again. She is with newspaperman Alan Stewart that evening when she learns Robert's plane has crashed with no survivors. Waking from sedation after the funeral, Lisa finds Robert in their flat, injured but alive. He was thrown clear of the crash by a lucky twist of fate. He now plans to collect the $120,000 insurance he took out at the airport. Once Lisa collects the money and turns it over to him, she will finally be rid of him. She attempts to get advice from Stewart, but he has been replaced by David Barnes. Lisa's life becomes a tortuous ordeal, at work, at home, faced with a fugitive husband and a growing love for David, who suspects everything. Finally her nightmare concludes when she finally gets the check and meets Robert. As they drive to the Belgian border, he reveals he never intended giving ... Written by alfiehitchie

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The picture on the bedroom wall in Lisa and Bob's apartment is a print of a painting by Henri Rousseau, called "The Sleeping Gypsy," painted in 1897. It is a fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night. See more »

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After Johnny (the little boy) enters Robert Macklin's house through a front window, Macklin asks him where Johnny's dad is. Johnny answers "At the office. He came home early yesterday, but mostly I'm alone." The camera angle changes at "but mostly I'm alone" from front to left side. You can see that Johnny's mouth is not moving when he says "but mostly I'm alone." See more »

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Robert Macklin: [talking to a cat] How do you do? Come on in! What's the matter? Not in the mood? Here, kitty, kitty, kitty. Time for a coffee break. Well, what's new in the outside world today? Has the price of catnip gone up again? Hey cat you sure got a pretty coat. Would my wife envy you.
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Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 11 February 1963 (1963) See more »

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Le Couteau Dans La Plaie (Lisa Goes Crazy) (Finale)
Written and Performed by Mikis Theodorakis And His Orchestra
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Many Miles of Monotony
27 August 2016 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

"Five Miles To Midnight" is a thriller with very few thrills. It does, however, offer some redeeming qualities which make it worthwhile for select viewers. Unlike many of the reviews posted here, I don't think the film is miscast. Anthony Perkins may not fit the description of a physical brute, but his persistent neediness is just as controlling and abusive. Creating such an unlikeable character is a complete reversal of Norman Bates, who was so endearing you almost wanted him to get away with murder. Sophia Loren not only looks beautiful, but turns in a fine, convincing performance. Remember, English is not her first language, yet her phrasing and tone are utterly real, as are her reactions. No surprise that she was awarded a Best Actress Oscar two years previously. The Paris we see here is not a postcard view, but rather a seedier image captured in stark black and white photography. The fault with this film is the script, which is lazy and weak and squanders an intriguing premise. "Five Miles To Midnight" is still worth a look.


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