Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962)

Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)

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In this rather sordid crime drama, a greedy husband survives a plane crash and then contacts his widow to convince her to collect his substantial insurance policy. She is then to give him the money so he can leave her. The whole thing came about when he became insanely jealous over a sensuous dance she did in a Paris cafe. He slaps her in front of everyone there. Later, as he is about to fly out on a business trip, she tells him to stay gone, forever. Despite her anger, she is deeply shocked … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Viertel, Hugh Wheeler
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Runtime:
United Artists

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Cast


as Lisa Macklin

as Robert Macklin

as David Barnes

as Alan Stewart

as Barbara Ford

as Johnny

as Capt. Wade

as Mrs. Wade

as Pharmacist

as Mme. Lafont

as Regine

as Streetwalker

as Housemaid

as Mons. Babasse

as Mons. Schmidt

as Eric Ostrum

as Mrs. Harrington

as Nikandros

as Mons. Dompier

as Guy Laroche
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Critic Reviews for Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Sophia Loren is given very little opportunity to display her acknowledged talent for acting in Anatol Litvak's new film.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

[A] chilling story of mismatched mates.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Fans of melodrama will enjoy this juicy item that sometimes seems Hitchcockian in tone but most of the time exists in a world of its own.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
Radio Times

[A] tawdry little melodrama.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story is not only full of holes; it is also replete with coincidental narrative embellishments stitched on as an afterthought to keep the holes from showing too much.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
America Magazine

The tawdry atmospheric "insurance fraud film" crashes along with its plane crash vics.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)

Solid suspenser with a some surprises along the way.

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie, it stars two of my favourite actors, and the story is really cool. It's dramatic, suspenseful, and exciting, but also funny. I highly recommend it.

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Aj V

Super Reviewer

Wonderful cinematography and great acting from the beautiful Sophia. And Anthony Perkins was wonderfully eerie just like in Psycho... but a little toned down. This is a hidden gem! :)

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