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Midnight Lace (1981)

A TV reporter (Mary Crosby) is mercilessly stalked by a mysterious assassin whom she does not understand why he wants to kill her.


Ivan Nagy


Janet Green (novel), Jerrold L. Ludwig (teleplay) (as Jerry Ludwig)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Crosby ... Cathy Preston
Gary Frank ... Brian Preston
Celeste Holm ... Sylvia Randall
Carolyn Jones ... Bernadette Chance
Robin Clarke Robin Clarke ... Craig Clinton
Shecky Greene ... Lieutenant Sam Ackerman
Susan Tyrrell ... Ann Galvin
Blackie Dammett ... Herman Laird
Melissa Francis Melissa Francis ... Cathy, age 11 (as Missy Francis)
DeForest Covan ... Fred
Joanne Nail ... Luana Smiley
Chris Caputo Chris Caputo ... Artie Coleman
Michael Prince Michael Prince ... Dr. Irving Perlman
Tony Lorea Tony Lorea ... Master of Ceremony
Jim Haynie ... S.W.A.T. Commander


A TV reporter (Mary Crosby) is mercilessly stalked by a mysterious assassin whom she does not understand why he wants to kill her.

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Release Date:

9 February 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huuto pimeässä See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Coast Guard boat and crew were on duty at the time of the filming. Immediately after dropping cast and crew off at Fisherman's Wharf they rescued a man who had attepted suicide by jumping into San Francisco Bay. Although nearly dead from exposure, the man survived after being revived by the boatcrew and transferred to a hospital. See more »


Remake of Midnight Lace (1960) See more »

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mediocre gothic thriller
16 April 2001 | by thomandybishSee all my reviews

This run-of-the-mill TV thriller has Mary Crosby as a television reporter hounded by an obsessed stalker. Problem is, no one else witnesses the stalkings and believes Cosby. In fact, they have good reason not to, as Crosby's mother went crazy and threw herself off the cliffs into the ocean near the family home years before, veiled in a black lace shawl as she appears in a portrait hanging in the house(hence the title). Is there really a stalker or is Crosby falling victim to the insanity that drove her mother to an early end? Can anyone who has seen even one movie like this not predict the ending? Okay, with some creepy atmosphere, but hardly anything new.

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