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Middle of the Night

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Original title
Middle of the Night
Running time
118 min.
United States United States
Paddy Chayefsky (Play: Paddy Chayefsky)
George Bassman
Joseph C. Brun
Columbia Pictures
Drama | Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
Jerry Kingsley (March) is a widower, a lonely but successful clothing manufacturer who falls in love with Betty Preisser (Novak), one of his employees. The employee-boss relationship is one hurdle the erstwhile couple have to overcome, another is the thirty-year difference in their ages, and the last is the attitudes of the couples' relatives -- each close relative (mother, daughter, sister) feels marginated by the relationship, left out in the cold, forgotten. These attitudes do not bode well for any future walk up the aisle.
1959: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (Fredric March)
1959: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1959: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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