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Midnight Lace (1960) was a Mystery - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by David Miller and produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher and Edward Muhl.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignIreneNominated
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Midnight Lace - Sheer Entertainment

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 17, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In Ross Hunter's tense 1960 thriller Midnight Lace, effervescent musical star Doris Day becomes the pawn in a cat-and-mouse game when a sadistic man harasses her over the telephone. Tormented by an eerie voice who promises to kill her before the month is out, she is unable to convince anyone that a ... Read full article


Midnight Lace - Sheer Entertainment

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 17, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In Ross Hunter's tense 1960 thriller Midnight Lace, effervescent musical star Doris Day becomes the pawn in a cat-and-mouse game when a sadistic man harasses her over the telephone. Tormented by an eerie voice who promises to kill her before the month is out, she is unable to convince anyone that a ... Read full article


Midnight Lace (1960)

By Kayla on May 6, 2014 From The Cinema Dilettante

Midnight Lace (1960) May 6, 2014May 6, 2014 / The Cinema Dilettante Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowall, Herbert Marshall(‘s wooden leg) Oh, lookie here, its yet another movie I haven’t seen since the dawn of time! This one, however, ... Read full article


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Aunt Bea: [speaking to Tony about Kit] She's being tormented by a sadistic fiend!


Aunt Bea: Ah, the jungle of finance. Men must work, and women must weep!


Aunt Bea: [telegram] Weather beastly and so is my host.


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In her autobiography, Doris Day wrote that to prepare herself for one of the terror scenes, she recalled a time when her first husband, trombonist Al Jorden, dragged her out of bed when she was ill and pregnant and hurled her against a wall. Day related that in the scene she wasn't acting hysterical, she WAS hysterical, and at the end of the take she collapsed in a real faint. She was carried to her dressing room, and producer Ross Hunter shut down production for a few days while she recovered.
Dictating his memoirs near the end of his life, 'Rex Harrison' barely mentioned "Midnight Lace" except to say that he wasn't fond of the script. He also (falsely) reported that 'Doris Day' was under so much pressure to make the picture work that she collapsed. Day was indeed under strain, though it was due to her personal form of method-acting that caused her breakdown, not from the script or the production.
The white gown that Doris Day wears is the same dress she wore to the Oscar ceremony for her nomination in Pillow Talk
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