Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight) (1962)
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as Lisa Macklin
as Robert Macklin
as David Barnes
as Alan Stewart
as Barbara Ford
as Mme. Duval
as Capt. Wade
as Mrs. Wade
as Mme. Lafont
as Mons. Babasse
as Mons. Schmidt
as Eric Ostrum
as Mrs. Harrington
as Mons. Dompier
as Guy Laroche
Critic Reviews for Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)
Sophia Loren is given very little opportunity to display her acknowledged talent for acting in Anatol Litvak's new film.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Le Couteau dans la plaie (Five Miles to Midnight)
Solid suspenser with a some surprises along the way.
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.
Mismatched pair Loren and Perkins are not only mismatched as cast for this film but mismatched in their marriage. Black and white early 60's film. Still, a better movie than anything made after the year 2000. Sophia Loren in her finest is made to act with limp, unromantic and anti-romantic Anthony Perkins, decidely the most love lost pair on the planet. Perkins is just about as weird and robot like a character it gets. Set in Paris... A pushy, neurotic American (Anthony Perkins) convinces his terrified wife (Sophia Loren) to do a scam to collect his $120,000 life insurance when it's assumed that he has been killed in a plane crash. But there's a catch, of course... Cast Jean-Pierre Aumont Sophia Loren Anthony Perkins Gig Young Crew Cinematographer: Henri Alekan Director: Anatole Litvak Producer: Anatole Litvak Composer: Mikis Theodorakis Screenplay: Peter Viertel Producer: Louis Wipf Screenplay: Hugh Wheeler
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