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The Other Side of Midnight (1977)

A Greek tycoon's mistress tries to track down and find her ex-World War II lover.

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Sidney Sheldon (based upon the novel by), Herman Raucher (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marie-France Pisier ... Noelle
John Beck ... Larry / husband
Susan Sarandon ... Catherine / wife
Raf Vallone ... Constantin / Noelle's lover
Clu Gulager ... Fraser
Christian Marquand ... Armand Gautier
Michael Lerner ... Barbet
Sorrell Booke ... Lanchon
Antony Ponzini ... Paul Metaxas
Louis Zorich ... Demonides
Charles Cioffi ... Chotas
Lilyan Chauvin ... Mrs. Page
George Keymas ... Dr. K
Lidia Kristen ... Housekeeper
Denise DeMirjian Denise DeMirjian ... Nun
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Storyline

During WWII, beautiful Noelle meets dashing American pilot Larry in France and falls in love. She expects him to marry her, but instead he abandons her and meets successful Catherine in the United States and they marry. But Noelle hasn't forgotten him even as she's become a successful actress. She maneuvers to have Larry hired as the private pilot of her wealthy and powerful lover Constantin so she can seek revenge on him, but instead they rekindle their passion. Desperate to be together, they make deadly plans. But soon the lovers face a terrible fate determined by the jealous Constantin using Catherine as his pawn. Written by Anonymous

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The Romance Of Passion And Power


Certificate:

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Trivia

Shooting at the 20th Century-Fox studio in Century City (CA) took 70 days. See more »

Goofs

When Larry leaves Cathy in the caverns, one time when she yells out his name but her mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Larry Douglas: [dancing together] Are my medals cutting into your boobs?
Catherine Alexander Douglas: Shakespeare or Marlowe?
Larry Douglas: Cathy, you have to know how I feel about you, especially when we dance so goddamn close.
Catherine Alexander Douglas: Actually, maybe we should just sit down.
Larry Douglas: [sitting down] I don't know why you're so annoyed. That's one of the nicest compliments a man could pay a woman.
Catherine Alexander Douglas: Strange, but I feel you're the only man that can come up with it any time day or night.
Larry Douglas: Only with you.
Catherine Alexander Douglas: Oh yeah. What are you packin' there, a Louisville Slugger?
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Referenced in Angel (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Other Side Of Midnight (Noelle's Theme)
Written and Performed by Michel Legrand Et Son Orchestre
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25 August 2004 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

During the summer of '77, I didn't get to see as many movies as I had been used to seeing the past three years. The only other movie I saw that summer was "Star Wars."

So here I am, 17 years old, and I go to this with my Grandmother and an aunt, cause, lets face it, this is what is a classic 'chick flick'. I dislike that expression cause it makes it seem like you have to be a woman to gain any enjoyment, and the only movie I'd personally attach that label to is "Thelma and Louise." Just cause the main character of a movie is a woman does not mean its not about a human being who is completely unbelievable.

Anywho, I saw this again last week, and it may as well be 900 years old. They don't make trash like this anymore, but maybe that's because they don't write trash novels anymore. Gone are Harold Robbins, Jackie Susann and the author of this, Sidney Sheldon. We have Jackie Collins, but her stuff ends up on television (I think). Why has the world given up on the trash novel, the one you read on the beach or on a plane?

This has it all, like the master checklist..epic length, betrayal, a lot of over- and under-acting, revenge, nudity, sex, self-abortion, international settings, a trial, an actress, a firing squad, a bitch, a virgin, a colorless leading man and even a surprise ending. 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$24,652,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,652,021
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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