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Midnight Lace DVD

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Turner Classic Movies and Universal Studios Home Entertainment proudly present the first North American DVD release of MIDNIGHT LACE (1960), a classic thriller starring Doris Day.

Doris Day was in her second year of a remarkable seven year run as the biggest female box office draw in Hollywood when MIDNIGHT LACE (1960) was released. Launched to superstardom after being paired with Rock Hudson in the racy romantic comedy Pillow Talk (1959), this film allowed her to play against type in a Hitchcock-styled thriller. Day plays Kit Preston, elegant newlywed wife of British Financier Anthony Preston (Rex Harrison). Shortly after moving to one of Londonís toniest neighborhoods, she is threatened by an unknown party. The tension mounts as the menacing phone calls continue and Anthony shows little concern, until Kit begins to doubt her own sanity and the motives of everyone around her. A nail-biting thriller with a top-notch supporting cast that includes Myrna Loy, John Gavin and Roddy McDowall.
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Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 108 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: TCM - Universal
  • DVD Release Date: March 3, 2014
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:

    Digital Bonus Features on the DVD Include:
    • Introduction by Robert Osborne
    • Scene Stills
    • Movie Posters
    • Fasion Featurette
    • Fashion Stills
    • Costume Designs
    • Radio Interview Excerpt
    • Publicity Stills
    • Movie Trailer
    • Lobby Card Set
    • TCMDb Articles
    • Color Scene Stills
    • British Front-of-House Stills
Reviews
218 Reviews
4.6

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TCMMidnight Lace DVD
 
4.6

(based on 218 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (173)
  • Engaging characters (161)
  • Great cinematography (98)
  • High production value (90)
  • Original (72)

Cons

  • Disappointing (9)
  • Unoriginal (6)
  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Poor plot development (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (159)
  • Adult viewers (76)
  • Perfect gift (75)
  • Travel (22)
  • Younger viewers (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (158), Avid moviegoer (31), Casual viewer (21)

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5.0

Any MOVIE with Doris Day cannot miss! GREAT!

By Always Truthful

from Rather NOT say :-)

About Me Movie Buff

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        Comments about this product:

        Suspenseful ~ a real mystery!

         
        5.0

        great movie and great price

        By dada

        from tuscaloosa al

        About Me Casual Viewer

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about this product:

              great price for a hard to find great movie.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Doris Day is great, DVD quality is not

              By Grandma Cootie

              from Antioch, CA

              About Me Movie Buff

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about this product:

                I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite Doris Day movies. Maybe because she is so over-the-top with whining and moaning and crying and screeching that you can't help but see how terrified she is. She needs a little cuddling and Rex Harrison isn't providing it. Even Aunt Bea seems a little skeptical. No matter how many times I watch this, I still get scared right along with Kitt and feel sorry for her being surrounded by so many cold characters.

                On the down side, the quality of this DVD is very poor - very grainy, poor sound. Fortunately I'm not too picky about the film quality of old movies I love. If you are like my husband and have a repairman or film pro eye, it will be unwatchable. It can only be purchased through TCM and isn't really a bargain so if you want this movie you are stuck with this (lack of) quacity.

                I would recommend it for the movie but caution that it looks like a copy of a copy.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Don't judge a dvd by it's cover

                By I don't have a nick name

                from Peoria Il

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Boring And Took To Long
                  • Didn't Hold My Attention
                  • Disappointing
                  • Not What I Expected
                  • Poor Plot Development

                  Best Uses

                  • Good For A Die Hard Doris

                  Comments about this product:

                  If I could send it back after opening, I would! Just too boring and took to long to get interesting...I had a hard time staying focused and actually, fell asleep. I guess I should watch it again to see what I missed....Oh, but not now, maybe next or the year after. :(

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great extra info about a favorite film

                  By Rc

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Casual Viewer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Entertaining
                  • High Production Value
                  • Informative
                  • Original

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • At Home
                    • Perfect Gift

                    Comments about this product:

                    I enjoyed and learned a great deal from the extras: Osborne's intro, Day's interview and the fashion info.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Had me on the edge of my seat

                    By Ellie

                    from Coraopolis, Pa

                    About Me Movie Buff

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Entertaining
                    • Great Cinematography
                    • High Production Value
                    • Suspenseful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • At Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about this product:

                      TCM has the most unique classics that you can purchase. I enjoy receiving the catalogs and the prices are reasonable. It makes me happy TCM has so many different choices.

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      My FavoriteDoris Day moie.

                      By Jess the Buff

                      from Southwest FL

                      About Me Movie Buff

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Engaging Characters
                      • Entertaining
                      • Good Plot And Suspence De
                      • Great Cinematography

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home

                        Comments about this product:

                        I loved this movie the first time I saw it in the late sixties and have searched for it over the years. The cast is quite good. No better character actor than John Williams plays the perfect Scotland Yard investigator. Roddy McDowell shows up as a sleazy character. Rex Harrison is as debonair as always. After 40+ years, this is still engaging. Good movie night watch.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Twists in all the usual places

                        By HitchFan

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Movie Buff

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Elegant And Stylish
                        • Entertaining
                        • Great Cinematography
                        • Great Visual Moments
                        • High Production Value

                        Cons

                        • Disappointing
                        • Heavy-handed Travelogue
                        • Over-wrought Melodrama
                        • Unoriginal

                        Best Uses

                        • Adult Viewers
                        • At Home
                        • For Doris Day Fans
                        • For Irene Fans

                        Comments about this product:

                        An overall enjoyable film, but a bit disappointing. Was really looking forward to seeing Doris Day in a thriller. Maybe it was the time/era this film was produced, but it was a bit frustrating to see Doris as a woman so weak and unglued so easily. Also, though the film is touted as being a vehicle exhibiting some great high fashion, Doris is covered in coats (albeit rather nice ones). I have to say, I felt I knew from the beginning who the culprit was, and I turned out to be right.
                        I did find the cinematography to be superb, and actually created much of the suspense for me, which the story-telling seemed to lack, especially in the inclusion of some very obvious and 2D red herrings.
                        Also, such a point was made of her dream about going to Venice, I half expected - and wanted - to see the final scene of the film of her in Venice, either alone, with her Aunt Bea of with ....? Oh well ....

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        a super movie

                        By john

                        from Key West Fl

                        About Me Avid Moviegoer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Original

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Perfect Gift

                          Comments about this product:

                          watched it at home

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good movie

                          By merriweather

                          from Illinois

                          About Me Avid Moviegoer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Great Cinematography
                          • If You Are A Fan Of Dd
                          • Original

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Perfect Gift

                            Comments about this product:

                            If you are a Doris Day fan you will like it. It's not often Doris Day did serious work like this. It's a good movie given the period it was made.

                            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great movie

                            By ziggysue

                            from Carthage, Mo

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Entertaining
                            • High Production Value
                            • Suspensful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home
                              • Perfect Gift

                              Comments about this product:

                              I couldn't wait to see it. Doris Day plays a great part and I was so engrossed in it, I was actually feeling her fear.

                              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great movie, I would recommend.

                              By SAM

                              from Mt Vernon OH

                              About Me Movie Buff

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home
                                • Personal Use

                                Comments about this product:

                                Personal use.

                                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I'd seen this years ago.

                                By Bobbikins

                                from Valdosta, GA.

                                About Me Movie Buff

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Entertaining
                                • Great Cinematography
                                • High Production Value
                                • Informative
                                • Love
                                • Loved Being In London
                                • Original

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Just One Of Doris's Films

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I love to get into my comfy, warm bed ---push the bolsters behind my back and head and enjoy a film with actors/actresses that I've always loved viewing. My son knew I loved watching Rex Harrison, so when his H.S. brought the production of My Fair Lady there, he raced home and picked me up, took me back to H.S. to view it. AND...the lady little old lady who played R.H.'s Mom in the film, was also there on the stage. SUCH A GIFT. Like my son.. A GIFT.

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Doris Day is Superb!

                                  By Vicky

                                  from McKinney, TX

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  One of my favorite Doris Day movies. She was just wonderful in this movie and so glad to finally find it on DVD! Thanks to TCM!!

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Doris Day in a Role Like No Other

                                  By 1Sabresfan!

                                  from Niagara Falls, NY

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Entertaining

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Adult Viewers

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    This movie provides the viewer the chance to see Doris Day act (brilliantly)in a movie that is much darker than her more well known romantic comedies.

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Day For Night

                                    By Lars Thorwald

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Movie Buff

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • High Production Value

                                    Cons

                                    • Disappointing
                                    • Poor Plot Development

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home

                                    Comments about this product:

                                    Doris Day languished in light comedies for several years but it wasn't until this film that she really got the opportunity to show her acting chops. It is a glossy mystery set in London, filled with intrigue, suspense and red herrings -- just not enough. Rex Harrison and Doris Day both do pretty well with the material that they have, but ultimately I felt it was a little bit disappointing. It is "Hitchcock light", nowhere near as satisfying as say, 1963's Charade. I will say that the costumes were wonderful and the music by Hollywood veteran Frank Skinner was quite good as well. It is also nice to see many familiar faces in the cast, including Myrna Loy, Roddy McDowell, John Gavin, and John Williams, who was so great in Dial M for Murder.

                                    I hadn't seen the film in a long time and I was pretty excited to get this DVD. But I will say the biggest drawback to buying this is the quality of the print. You can definitely follow the story but it is very grainy. It is in dire need of restoration. But, it is the only way to get it.

                                    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A tour de force for Doris Day

                                    By Randy

                                    from Lakeland, FL

                                    About Me Casual Viewer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Engaging Characters
                                    • Original

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Adult Viewers
                                      • At Home

                                      Comments about this product:

                                      I saw this movie reviewed on TCM and decided to give it a try. I had no idea Doris Day could act so well outside of the lighter fare she is usually associated with. Midnight Lace is a must-see for anyone who wants to see her in an incredibly intense dramatic role.

                                      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great movie . alway liked Doris Day

                                      By Katiedid

                                      from Racine,WI

                                      About Me Casual Viewer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Engaging Characters
                                      • Entertaining
                                      • Great Cinematography
                                      • High Production Value
                                      • Informative
                                      • Original

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home
                                        • Perfect Gift

                                        Comments about this product:

                                        Like to watch movie and home while doing crafts.

                                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        A completely different character!

                                        By Leslie, the movie lover

                                        from Naugatuck CT

                                        About Me Movie Buff

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Engaging Characters
                                        • Entertaining
                                        • Great Cinematography
                                        • High Production Value
                                        • Original
                                        • Terrifying

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Adult Viewers
                                          • At Home
                                          • Perfect Gift

                                          Comments about this product:

                                          This was a very different role for Doris Day to play, and she pulled it off excellently! The entire cast was brilliant!

                                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          This is a great movie.

                                          By Me

                                          from Hurst, TX

                                          About Me Avid Moviegoer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Entertaining

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about this product:

                                              Very suspenseful.

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