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The midnight story, Universal International presents ; screenplay by John Robinson and Edwin Blum ; produced by Robert Arthur ; directed by Joseph Pevney

Label
The midnight story, Universal International presents ; screenplay by John Robinson and Edwin Blum ; produced by Robert Arthur ; directed by Joseph Pevney
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rating: Not rated
Main title
The midnight story
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1290264243
Responsibility statement
Universal International presents ; screenplay by John Robinson and Edwin Blum ; produced by Robert Arthur ; directed by Joseph Pevney
Runtime
90
Series statement
KL studio classicsFilm noir, the dark side of cinema, V
Summary
Screen great Tony Curtis (The Vikings, The Great Imposter) gives a powerful performance in the superb '50s film noir The Midnight Story. When a beloved priest Father Tomasino is murdered in a San Francisco alleyway, traffic cop Martini (Curtis) vows to catch the killer. Ordered off the case by homicide detective Kilrain (Ted de Corsia, The Killing), Martini turns in his badge and investigates alone. He follows a hunch that Italian restaurant owner Sylvio (Gilbert Roland, Thunder Bay) could be involved and decided to hide his previous life as a cop in order to become friendly with his suspect's family. But as Martini starts to unravel the truth behind Father Tomasino's murder, he falls in love with the suspect's cousin (Marisa Pavan, The Rose Tattoo), and his world is torn apart by old and new loyalties. Joseph Pevney, the director of Because of You, Six Bridges to Cross, Foxfire and Female on the Beach, helmed this compelling psychological crime drama that boasts gorgeous CinemaScope cinematography by the great Russell Metty (Spartacus)
Technique
live action
Classification
resource.filmdirector
resource.filmproducer
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