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Julie (1956)

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

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Andrew L. Stone

Writer:

Andrew L. Stone
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Cast

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 Eddie Marr ... Airline Official
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Storyline

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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BRIDAL NIGHT FRIGHT! This is Doris Day as the frightened Julie who discovers on her honeymoon that her husband is a killer - and SHE is next! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mord in den Wolken See more »

Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$785,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,415,000, 31 December 1956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,600,000, 31 December 1956
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Of the many films that Doris Day appeared in, the budget for this one ($785,000) was reportedly the lowest. This because Arwin Productions (the Doris Day-Martin Melcher company) kept cost to a minimum. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Julie is constantly turning the steering wheel, even when the rear projection shows the car to be moving in a straight line. See more »

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Referenced in Magnum, P.I.: On the Fly (1987) See more »

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Midnight On The Cliffs
Composed and Performed by Leonard Pennario
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A cooler, more aloof Doris Day...
8 March 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Doris Day is a genuine movie star, though many of her films from the 1950s ("April in Paris", "Lucky Me", etc.) were too insufficient for even Day to rescue them. Her manager-husband Martin Melcher produced this melodrama for Doris personally, yet it's another disappointment, one without any hint of good humor and a wayward woman-in-jeopardy plot that doesn't quite hang together. Despite being on the run from a psychotic husband (a remarkably menacing Louis Jourdan), stewardess Day keeps her cool and even manages to fill in at work one night when her airline needs her. Of course, her crazy, murdering spouse is on the plane too, leading to a conclusion that is so over-the-top it may garner some unintended laughs. The cast retains their dignity but, despite a few suspenseful moments, the picture is a minor one. We do get to see a different side to Doris Day, however; rather blasé and aloof, she fits right in with the movie's pseudo-noir toughness. **1/2 from ****


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