#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In London, American heiress Kit Preston (Doris Day) has been married for three months to a British executive, Anthony ‘Tony’ Preston (Sir Rex Harrison). During a foggy evening while walking across Hyde Park, Kit is threatened by a voice that tells she will be murdered soon. The next day, Kit receives a phone call from the stalker threatening to kill her in the next month. She and her husband go to Scotland Yard, but Inspector Byrnes (John Williams) believes that Kit may be making up the story to get more attention from her husband. Kit’s Aunt Bea (Myrna Loy) arrives, but only Kit receives the phone call raising the question: is she losing her mind?
Plot: Kit Preston begins to unravel when she receives threatening telephone calls informing her she’s soon to be murdered.
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Doris Pulls Out All The Stops
The last of Doris Day’s dramatic roles came with her being the terrorized wife in Midnight Lace. Henceforth she did nothing but comedies and musicals.
Not that she wasn’t good in dramatic parts. Doris did well in Love Me Or Leave Me, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Storm Warning, and Julie. But in Midnight Lace she does pull all the stops out as a woman who seems to have attracted a stalker. In fact she meets the stalker in a fog bound London park near her home who threatens to kill just before the opening credits.
Doris is practically a newlywed, married to Rex Harrison a London businessman who is concerned but never is quite there enough to offer support. Even her visiting aunt Myrna Loy is thinking Doris has lost a step or two in her ladder. The only one who seems to believe her is John Gavin who is boss of a construction job next door. He’s even a bit creepy himself because he knew who she was without any introduction.
The Man Who Knew Too Much was probably her best dramatic role and it was done for the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. But the Hitchcock film that Midnight Lace is best compared to is Dial M For Murder with Grace Kelly being the stalking victim there. Even the Scotland Yard inspector is the same in both films, John Williams.
By the way Williams unravels the truth behind the harassing phone calls in a most unusual way that the perpetrator never took into account.
The mood of Midnight Lace is somber and tense and Doris, Rex, and the rest of the cast perform their roles to perfection.
Hitchcockian thriller suffers from its predictability
MIDNIGHT LACE is a straightforward mystery thriller that offers starring roles for Doris Day and Rex Harrison. This American film was shot in London with lots of British character actors in support, and it feels very much Hitchcockian in style. Day headlines as the ordinary heroine who begins to believe she’s going out of her mind when she’s assailed by mysterious phone calls and sinister voices.
The main problem I had with the story is how predictable it all is. You can guess the outcome from the very first scene so that gives it a rather dated feel. In addition, Day’s performance veers towards the histrionic and she overacts on occasion, which I always find irritating. Some of the suspense scenes are quite good and Harrison is fine in a cast-against-type role, but the best bits are those featuring welcome faces including the likes of Herbert Marshall, John Williams, Roddy McDowall, and Anthony Dawson.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min), 1 hr 48 min (108 min) (TCM print)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director David Miller
Writer Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Janet Green
Actors Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Pathé (Eastman Color by) (as Pathe)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm