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|The Other Side of Midnight|
Actors: Marie-France Pisier, John Beck (II), Susan Sarandon, Raf Vallone, Clu Gulager
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Based on the novel by Sidney Sheldon, this riveting story of love and revenge boasts dazzling portrayals by Marie-France Pisier, John Beck and Susan Sarandan in one of her career-making roles. Although American WWII pilo... more »
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Lynn P. from VILLA RICA, GA
Reviewed on 11/23/2009...
In 1977, I enjoyed this movie. It is a wonderful love story between NoelleN & her love.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"A happy-go-lucky American WWII pilot gets the girl everytime. Never mind the girl's feelings. In this typically mid-70's film, one of the pilot's affairs goes terribly awry when the French girl he seduces winds up pregnant, in the middle of WWII France no less. Cute. The girl, played to the hilt by Marie-France Pissier, becomes obsessed with finding her beau. The plot takes her through some very tortuous ways of securing the information she wants. Meanwhile, she becomes a great movie star and eventually the beautiful and spoiled wife of one of the most powerful men in the world, a la Onassis. She ultimately finds her pilot but he doesn't recognize her as the girl he seduced and left pregnant and full of hope. The lovers eventually renew their romance but there is a high price to pay. Susan Sarandon gives a tour-de-force performance as the very loving and naive wife jilted by her philandering pilot-husband. The ending will amaze and delight you."
Noelle is a true heroine
Nicole L. McCallister | USA | 02/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not interested in what the critics say. This is in my top 3 favorite films of all time. For any girl who's ever had a broken heart this is the get even, get the man, wreck his life drama that will leave you proud to be a woman. Set in pre WW11 France, Noelle's father "sells" her to (BOSS HOGG of all people)as a means of ensuring her survival. She is devistated, but discovers her feminine power in the process. She runs and meets Larry and falls madly in love with him. He's a pilot and only there temporarily and has to leave, and promises to return in 3 weeks and tells her to buy a wedding dress. Of course, he never returns. Noelle finds work as a beautiful fashion model, discovers she is pregnant with Larry's child and in an unforgettable bathtub scene terminates the preganacy. I must have been 5 the first time I saw this movie back when my mom would cover my eyes in the bad parts, and I never forgot the drama of that coathanger scene. Awful! She hires private eyes to follow Larry's every move, her modeling leads to acting career and she sleeps her way to the very top all in a measure to control Larry's fate. As the mistress of a Greek Tycoon ( I can't help but see the correlation between this and Jackie O- perfect timing) Noelle has the resources to destroy Larry's flying career. In desperation, he accepts a job piloting Noelle's private plane. If any woman ever had "The Rules" down, it is Noelle. She is horrible, hateful, just awful to Larry and suddenly he realizes that he knows who she is and why. Larry is the classic love em and leave em, and he gets his! Handsome John Beck plays the part, you will see many sights of Paris, beautiful scenery in Greece, and the marble palace that Demeris, Noelle's lover lives in will take your breath away. Susan Sarandon plays Kathy the woeful wife of Larry, ever dutiful and naive. They plot to kill her off, Larry backs out despite Noelle's threats to tell her Greek Eye for and Eye Tycoon. Fate takes over and Kathy is swept out to sea. In the end they both "Live in the name of love, and die in the name of love." I adore this movie and have watched it probably 100+ times."
A moving story filled with drama and intrigue
Tom S. | 09/28/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie over 20 years ago when it was first released and I've read the book twice. I don't care what the critics say, "The Other Side of Midnight" continues to be one of the best movies I've ever seen. A person could easily identify with each one of the characters, especially Kathy and Noelle. Kathy, played by the superb actress, Susan Sarandon, obtains a prestigious job in Washington and somehow falls in love with a man who can only love himself. Noelle is a poor French girl whose father basically "sells" her to assure his survival during World WarII France. How Kathy and Noelle become aware of each other is a dramatic and entwined story. Trust me, this movie is a must see for lovers of the trusting innocent who become involved with powerful people."