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3.6
38 Ratings

Middle of the Night

Directed by Delbert Mann
United States, 1959
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser.

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Middle of the Night Directed by Delbert Mann

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1959 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Golden Globes (USA)

1960 | Nominee: Best Actor - Drama

Critics reviews

Now it comes across, for better and for worse, like another version of Mikio Naruse depicting the shallow rewards and prospects of the urban, aging lower-middle-class. What’s distinctly un-Naruse-like, though, is Kim Novak, who brings a nervous, almost hysterical energy to her part as the divorced, 24-year-old secretary, girlfriend, and fiancée of a middle-aged widower and garment-industry worker (Fredric March), almost as if she were trying her hand at a Method performance.
July 29, 2008
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