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Middle of the Night (1959) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Delbert Mann and produced by George Justin.

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Middle of the Night (1959, Delbert Mann)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

Paddy Chayefsky adapted his own play for Middle of the Night and there are some clear alterations with original intent. Fifty-six year-old widower Fredric March is in garment manufacturing. His first scene has him hanging out with the other old guys in the factory, kvetching about how there?s nothin... Read full article


Middle of the Night (1959)

By Angela on Mar 25, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

A few years after the death of his wife, Jerry Kingsley (Fredric March) has resigned himself to a life of loneliness.? He’s 56 years old, his children are grown, he lives with his sister, and he works too hard at the clothing company he owns.? But Jerry finds some brightness in his life one af... Read full article


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Walter Lockman: And when they bury me, they can put on the gravestone, 'This was a big waste of time.'


Jerry Kingsley: Listen, sonny boy. Love, no matter how shabby it may seem, is still a beautiful thing. Everything else is nothing.


Walter Lockman: I haven't had ten cent's worth of life! Not a dime! Believe me!


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The original Broadway production of "Middle of the Night" opened at the ANTA Playhouse in New York on February 8, 1956, ran for 477 performances and received two Tony Award acting nominations. Paddy Chayefsky wrote the stage play and adapted his work for the movie version. Effie Afton, Martin Balsam, Lee Philips and 'Betty Walker' recreated their stage roles for the movie version.
David Ford's feature film debut.
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