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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): Chayefsky Does May-December Romance

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 3, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Middle of The Night proves instantly placeable thanks to its black-and-white, New York streets aesthetic. Although the name Paddy Chayefsky, emblazoned over the credits, gives us as much of an inclination of the story we are about to experience. Because to this day, his name carries with it a hallow... Read full article

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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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!

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

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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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