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Midnight Lace

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • David Miller (1)
  • 103 mins
  • PG

Summary

Doris Day starring in a tense psychological thriller is about as believable as Shirley Temple in a horror movie, but the Hollywood singing star manages to carry off her role as a woman tormented by voices and threatening phone calls. Unfortunately, they only happen when she's alone and even her husband (Rex Harrison) begins to doubt her sanity. Gripping stuff, with support from Roddy McDowall, Hermione Baddeley and Myrna Loy.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

With Doris Day and Rex Harrison, one expects a comedy. But this is a thriller in which Day is stalked, receives abusive phone calls and is nearly pushed under a bus. The police think she's fibbing; her husband (Harrison) claims she's losing her marbles. What on earth is going on? Well, it's not too hard to figure it out. Set in London and filmed entirely in Hollywood, the supporting cast of such veterans as Myrna Loy and Herbert Marshall, plus the inimitable John Williams as the man from Scotland Yard, are distinct bonuses.

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Credits

Cast

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Kit PrestonDoris Day
Tony PrestonRex Harrison
Brian YoungerJohn Gavin
Aunt BeaMyrna Loy
MalcolmRoddy McDowall
Charles ManningHerbert Marshall
Peggy ThompsonNatasha Parry
Inspector ByrnesJohn Williams (1)
DoraHermione Baddeley
Roy AshAnthony Dawson

Crew

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DirectorDavid Miller (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Contains some violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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