Middle of the Night (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Middle of the Night (1959)

Middle of the Night (1959)





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Adapted from a play by Paddy Chayefsky, this domestic melodrama, set in the garment district of late 1950s New York, chronicles the blossoming love affair between a young, recently divorced receptionist and her likewise-divorced, middle-aged boss. Many of their friends and family members oppose the romance and the upcoming marriage.


Fredric March
as Jerry Kingsley
Kim Novak
as Betty Preisser
Lee Philips
as George Preisser
Glenda Farrell
as Mrs. Mueller, Betty's Mother
Jan Norris
as Alice Mueller
Lee Grant
as Marilyn
Effie Afton
as Mrs. Carroll, Neighbor
Edith Meiser
as Evelyn Kingsley
Joan Copeland
as Lillian Kingsley
David Ford
as Paul Kingsley
Audrey Peters
as Elizabeth Kingsley
Betty Walker
as Rosalind Neiman, the Widow
Albert Dekker
as Walter Lockman
Rudy Bond
as Gould
Lou Gilbert
as Sherman
Dora Weissman
as Lucy, Lockman's Wife
Lee Richardson
as Joey, Lockman's Son
Anna Berger
as Caroline
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Audience Reviews for Middle of the Night

Solid drama of older March falling for young insecure Kim. Both leads are excellent, Kim in her peak years and having just come off of Vertigo is a neurotic mess but it fits her part, and present their flawed but decent characters simply. The people in their lives are shown in dark tones perhaps a little heavily so perhaps to illustrated the disapproval of society to such a relationship in the 50's. It does lend a heavy tone to the film though since almost without exception they are a smothering and cruel bunch.

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