Midnight Lace


Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 3536


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Doris Day as Kit Preston
Roddy McDowall as Malcolm Stanley
Myrna Loy as Aunt Bea
Rex Harrison as Anthony Preston
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Reviewed by HotToastyRag 8 / 10

Perfect for Halloween!

Despite the frilly-sounding title, Midnight Lace is not a girly chick flick. It's very scary, putting Alfred Hitchcock's films to shame. As it is, I liked it very much, but I would have loved it had I watched it in the afternoon instead of the evening. Some movies are just scary for me!

Doris Day is married to Rex Harrison-I know, suspension of disbelief-and is trying to adjust to her new married life in London. She hears a frightening voice while walking home alone one day, but that's just the beginning. . . Someone is following her and threatening her, but when she tells her husband and the police, no one believes her. Myrna Loy, her aunt, comes for a visit, but an added authoritative presence doesn't deter the stalker.

I've said it before, but Midnight Lace is pretty scary. If you liked getting frightened by the phone calls in Scream, you might find it fun to watch Scream's grandfather film. Doris is great, as she always is when given a chance to show her dramatic talents, and with John Gavin, Herbert Marshall, Roddy McDowall, and Hermione Baddeley to round out the supporting cast, she's got plenty to work with. I'm not a Rex Harrison fan, but he didn't ruin the movie. Try it out on Halloween and see what you think!

Reviewed by vincentlynch-moonoi 7 / 10


I'm not as impressed with this film as are many of our viewers, so I am giving it a very weak "7".

Let's begin with the photography. I thought lighting here was often substandard. Many times the characters appear in dark shadows. It was quite distracting.

In terms of the acting, also mixed reviews from me. I have never been that impressed with Rex Harrison. And this film didn't boost his image with me. I once saw him live at an opening night at the Kennedy Center; we had seats 5 rows back from the stage and I could barely hear him; I thought it must be me; but next day in the "Washington Post" they complained about how such a great experienced actor could hardly be heard. I have long felt that Harrison made a splash at one point in his career and then coasted. Here he certainly coasted. Perhaps you have to be British.

I have liked Doris Day in many films, including her more dramatic roles. In particular, I liked her in "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Here she does "okay", but this is far from her best role.

I always sort of liked John Gavin, but even I admit he sometimes seems a bit wooden. The wonderful Myrna Loy has a supporting role her as Doris Day's aunt. To me, her role was ruined by some lousy dialog, and it seemed to me she had lost her touch. I was happy to see another veteran actor in a supporting role here -- Herbert Marshall. Unfortunately, he was way past his prime here, and it was not a very good part. Unfortunately, Roddy McDowell is here, as well; I never thought he was very good.

The plot...well, they did a really good job of shining the light of suspicion on several of the supporting characters, although, quite frankly, I think most of us knew who the villain was in the first 15 minutes of the film.

Look, this is a decent film, probably worth watching for most people who like the genre or Doris Day, but it's no great shakes.

Reviewed by mark.waltz 8 / 10

Oh no! Doris in Danger! Not again!

After watching Doris Day deal with a KKK husband in "Storm Warning", the pain of a kidnapped son in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and a psychotic husband in the dismal "Julie", watching her being stalked by someone presumably with the intent of killing her is painful to watch. It isn't that this is a bad movie; It is incredibly suspenseful. But how much suffering and tears can a woman take? She truly fears for her life, from even before the opening credits when a shrill voice haunts her from the fog and tells her that she's going to die.

Wealthy British businessman husband Rex Harrison has given Doris pretty much everything she could ask for, the glamorous life and a wardrobe to die for. Decked out to die, so it seems, because every time she answers the phone it appears that the grim reaper has come calling. Fortunately, her beloved aunt Myrna Loy comes to make sure she's OK, yet it appears that Loy knows something. Or could it be handsome stranger John Gavin? Slimy housekeeper's son Roddy McDowall (obviously guilty of elder abuse in addition to being a suspect) who openly threatens her? The loving husband Harrison? Other minor characters, too, come in as suspects, and in a crowd of people trying to board a bus, she almost gets run over by it when somebody pushes her out into the street.

Brilliantly made but hard to take at times because of Day's predicament which would drive anybody crazy, this has great set decoration featuring Harrison and Day's beautiful apartment, right near a construction site. At one point, Day is rescued from a falling metal beam, and later a stranger enters her home, stalking her as she runs to the balcony to yell for help. Like "The Man Who Knew Too Much", the audience really feels frightened for Doris. Watching her distraught over her son's kidnapping and a pending assassination attempt in the Hitchcock classic is almost nothing in seeing her here fighting for sanity and survival, and indeed, it is one of Day's greatest performances.

Coming off the success of playing the obnoxious Henry Higgins on Broadway in "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison is the epitome of suave sophistication here, but like the original "Unfaithfully Yours", there's something behind that smile you're never quite sure of. Loy is elegant and well mannered, but hints of an agenda too are given. If anybody is the obvious choice, it's McDowall's slimy son who leaves his ailing mother broke because of his failure to hold down a job. The dramatic music is straight out of a Hitchcock movie, and in many ways, it's very similar to "Rear Window", as well as many women in peril films like "Sorry Wrong Number" and "Witness to Murder" with Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford in "Sudden Fear" and "Female on the Beach". In spite of the familiarity of the plot, this is superbly done, and you will be drawn in from the very beginning.

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