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Julie (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 17 October 1956 (USA)
A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

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Andrew L. Stone

Writer:

Andrew L. Stone
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Julie Benton
Louis Jourdan ... Lyle Benton
Barry Sullivan ... Cliff Henderson
Frank Lovejoy ... Det. Lt. Pringle
Jack Kelly ... Jack (co-pilot)
Ann Robinson ... Valerie
Barney Phillips ... Doctor on Flight 36
Jack Kruschen ... Det. Mace
John Gallaudet ... Det. Sgt. Cole
Carleton Young ... Airport control tower official
Hank Patterson ... Ellis
Ed Hinton Ed Hinton ... Captain of Flight 36
Harlan Warde ... Det. Pope
Aline Towne ... Denise Martin
Eddie Marr Eddie Marr ... Airline Official
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Storyline

Her new husband's behaviour convinces Julie Benton that his jealousy is dangerous, and when he admits he killed her first husband she realises she has to get away. A long-time friend helps all he can, but even in a town the size of San Francisco, Benton seems able to track them down. The police can do nothing despite a death threat, so the next move is up to Julie. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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BRIDAL NIGHT FRIGHT! This is Doris Day as the frightened Julie who discovers on her honeymoon that her husband is a killer - and SHE is next! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mord in den Wolken See more »

Filming Locations:

Blythe, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$785,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Shadow of boom mic visible in hotel lobby and police office scenes. See more »

Quotes

Julie Benton: Sergeant, I want to report a murder!
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Soundtracks

Julie
by Leith Stevens and Tom Adair
Sung by Doris Day (uncredited) over main titles
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Before Airport '75 there was ...
4 September 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

JULIE! Doris Day runs for her life in this drama about a woman with a psychopathic husband (Louis Jourdan). The story seems to start in the middle - it begins with Jourdan trying to crash his car with Julie in it because he's jealous of her talking to someone. We learn that Jourdan, who plays a concert pianist, is Julie's second husband, her first having committed suicide. Except that apparently he didn't according to a mutual friend, Cliff (Barry Sullivan). Cliff is worried about Julie living with this nut job and thinks that hubby #2 may have gotten rid of hubby #1. Determined to find out, Julie confronts him, and he admits it. Thus begins her desperate attempt to get away from him. When she finally escapes, she goes back to her old job as flight attendant on an airline.

The story hit a little too close to home for Doris Day, who didn't want to make the film because it reminded her of two earlier marriages. And possibly her third, as Marty Melcher insisted that she do it and was unhappy when she appeared friendly with Jourdan. However, thanks to the film, she discovered Carmel and Monterey and eventually made her home there. The scenery is glorious.

Day does the narration which uses the phrase "strangely disturbing" several times. It's maybe not the best movie you've ever seen but it is very entertaining, and Doris is great as the terrified woman. What a talent, and her '60s reinvention made her bigger than ever. Jourdan is quietly terrifying, and there are many suspenseful moments in the film. Highly watchable - it's a little all over the place, starting off as one thing and ending as another - but it will really hold your interest.


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