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Julie (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 17 October 1956 (USA)
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.


Andrew L. Stone


Andrew L. Stone
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Julie Benton
Louis Jourdan ... Lyle Benton
Barry Sullivan ... Cliff Henderson
Frank Lovejoy ... Det. Lt. Pringle
Jack Kelly ... Jack - Co-Pilot
Ann Robinson ... Valerie
Barney Phillips ... Doctor on Flight 36
Jack Kruschen ... Det. Mace
John Gallaudet ... Det. Sgt. Cole
Carleton Young ... Airport Control Tower Official
Hank Patterson ... Ellis
Ed Hinton Ed Hinton ... Captain of Flight 36
Harlan Warde ... Det. Pope
Aline Towne ... Denise Martin
Eddie Marr ... Airline Official


Her new husband's behaviour convinces Julie Benton that his jealousy is dangerous, and when he admits he killed her first husband she realises she has to get away. A long-time friend helps all he can, but even in a town the size of San Francisco, Benton seems able to track them down. The police can do nothing despite a death threat, so the next move is up to Julie. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Did You Know?


While making this film on location, Doris Day repeatedly complained to her husband Martin Melcher, whose first film as a producer this was, that she felt ill and needed a rest. He insisted that she adhere to her Christian Science beliefs - and the film's shooting schedule - and "have faith" that whatever was ailing her would pass. Once shooting was completed, Day consulted her doctor in Beverly Hills, and discovered a large ovarian tumor, which required her to have a hysterectomy. See more »


At the start of the film when Doris Day and Louis Jourdan are in a car and he puts his foot over hers on the accelerator pedal forcing her to speed. In close up from front and back he sat close to her with his arm across her back but in long shots sat apart. See more »


Julie Benton: Sergeant, I want to report a murder!
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Referenced in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »


by Leith Stevens and Tom Adair
Sung by Doris Day (uncredited) over main titles
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My Favorite Chrysler!
27 April 2003 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

It wasn't long after this film was released that my father pulled into our driveway with a car I thought I recognized. It was a 1956 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe convertible, two-tone (blue and white), with Kelsey-Hayes wire wheels. It didn't take long for me to realize that it was the same car Doris Day drove, with Louis Jourdan menacing her, in the opening sequence of "Julie". She would have been off the road and into the ocean had she actually steered the car as she appeared to be doing in the closeups. It had extremely sensitive power steering and Doris is seen jerking the steering wheel violently as Louis causes the car to accelerate dangerously. No way!! It was an exciting way to open the film, but no driver, with a villain attempting his dastardly deed, would have had the control to keep the car on the pavement of the 17-Mile Drive near Carmel, where the exterior scenes were shot.

The same car is briefly seen being driven (much more conservatively) by Martha Hyer in "Mister Cory" (U.-I., 1957) starring Tony Curtis. Ted Turner's flirtation with colorizing black-and-white movies some years ago resulted in my watching "Julie" on TV and seeing that beautiful car colorized to a rather ugly pale yellow and ivory. (Never available in that year's models, by the way.) We kept that Chrysler for several years and it was extraordinarily reliable, which is rather surprising since movie companies have been notorious for abusing the cars used in their productions. (A friend of mine in Southern California who had several collectible Thunderbirds was frequently approached to loan his cars to the studios but he always very prudently refused to allow his treasures to make an appearance on the big , or small, screen.) Wouldn't mind still owning that Chrysler today. It was a pleasure to drive, not to mention that it would be worth far more than we got for it when we traded it in.

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Release Date:

17 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Julie See more »

Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$785,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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