Kit and Anthony Preston never had a real honeymoon, and the midnight lace pajamas are for when they can finally get out of London. Anthony's business is very pressing these days.
Then Kit is frightened one day in a London fog by a voice behind a statue. Next the telephone calls start. Then there is a new man on the block, the architect of a building going up next to the Prestons' vintage apartment. That vintage building has the kind of curving stairwell and cage-type elevator that Hitchcock and other suspense masters have loved.
Could Kit merely have an overactive imagination?
Doris Day ... Kit Preston
Rex Harrison ... Anthony 'Tony' Preston
John Gavin ... Brian Younger
Myrna Loy ... Beatrice ('Aunt Bea') Corman
Roddy McDowall ... Malcolm
Herbert Marshall ... Charles Manning
Natasha Parry ... Peggy Thompson
Hermione Baddeley ... Dora Hammer
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If that telephone voice doesn't give you the creeps, you are one tough cookie!
Don't be fooled because this film stars Doris Day, noted for her frothy, professional virgin roles in movies with Rock Hudson, et al. This is another Ms. Day, although the movie showcases her in some great clothes.
Driven to the brink of insanity by anonymous threatening phone calls which nobody believes, she plays it to the hilt. The elevator scene is especially gripping. John Gavin is totally miscast and is bland, as usual. The rest of the cast is top drawer....Rex Harrison, suave and sophisticated....Myrna Loy, as the worldly aunt, is wonderful.....and the greatest of English support players, John Williams, repeating his inspector role from Dial M for Murder.
In a small part is Anthony Dawson, the perfect villain,also from Dial M for Murder. Herbert Marshall and Richard Ney are good in small roles.
This looks and feels like a Hitchcock picture. You may guess the ending but it is worth the watch to see Doris Day give her all. Besides, everybody likes a good thriller and this fits the bill!
# The white gown that Doris Day wears is the same dress she wore to the Oscar ceremony for her nomination in Pillow Talk (1959)
# In her autobiography, Doris Day says that during the filming of one of the more emotional scenes, she used a "sense memory" of being abused by ex-husband Al Jordan while she was pregnant in real life. It worked too well. "I wasn't acting hysterical," she said. "I *was* hysterical!" Production was temporarily halted while she recovered.