American couple Janet (Doris Day) and Mike (Rod Taylor) 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 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 housewife Kit Preston (Doris Day) has been married for three months with the British executive Anthony Preston (Sir Rex Harrison). In a foggy day, while walking in a park, Kit is threatened by a voice that tells that she will be murdered soon. On the next day, Kit receives a phone call from the stalker threatening her death in the next month and she goes with Tony to the Scotland Yard, but Inspector Byrnes (John Williams) believes that Kit may be making-up the story to get more attention from Tony. Kit's Aunt Bea (Myrna Loy) arrives, but only Kit receives the phone call raising the question, is she losing her mind?Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that to prepare herself for one of the terror scenes, she recalled a time when her first husband, trombonist Al Jorden, dragged her out of bed when she was ill and pregnant and hurled her against a wall. Day related that in the scene she wasn't acting hysterical, she was hysterical, and at the end of the take, she collapsed in a real faint. She was carried to her dressing room, and Producer Ross Hunter shut down production for a few days while she recovered. See more »
The street scene with the bus was filmed on a set depicting a Brooklyn commercial street - the buildings with stoops are clearly not in London. See more »
I started seeing this movie without great expectations but I must admit that it was a very positive surprise. David Miller has made a movie which in my opinion is to be compared with the best Hitchcock ever made. An excellent cast: John Gavin and Myrna Loy give good performances and Rex Harrison is - as always - Rex Harrison.
But it's Doris Days film. She was perfect in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" but here she's better. An outstanding performance. No other actress can look so terror-stricken, without overacting. The sequence where she is stuck in an elevator, gives a good impression of what she can.
If you haven't seen this movie - rush to see it.
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