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Midnight Lace (1960)

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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kit Preston
... Anthony Preston
... Brian Younger
... Aunt Bea
... Malcolm
... Charles Manning
... Peggy
... Dora
... Inspector Byrnes
... Daniel
... Ash
... Victor Elliott
Richard Lupino ... Foster
... Dr. Garver
... 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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PEGGY...who didn't have a thing to worry about-except possibly-murder! See more »


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25 November 1960 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Matilda Shouted Fire  »

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$7,400,000
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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

Myrra Loy recalled that in the scene where Doris Day becomes hysterical on a staircase after one of her tormentor's taunting phone calls, Day was so overwrought with emotion that when the director called "Cut!" the star could not stop crying, and had to be all but carried to her dressing room. See more »

Goofs

Even in 1960, no construction company would allow pedestrians to walk beneath a 5,000 lb. steel beam as it is being hoisted. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Bea: If he cares enough, he'll find me.
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Connections

Featured in It Felt Like a Kiss (2009) See more »

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Swan Lake Op. 20
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Suspense thriller á la Hitchcock
8 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

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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