The Other Side of Midnight

Synopsis: Beautiful Noelle Page meets dashing WWII American pilot Larry Douglas in France and falls in love. She expects him to marry her, but instead Larry abandons her. In the United States, successful Catherine Alexander meets Larry Douglas and they marry. But Noelle hasn't forgotten Larry even as she's become a successful actress. She maneuvers to have Larry hired as the private pilot of her wealthy and powerful lover Constantin Demiris so she can seek revenge on him, but instead she and Larry rekindled their passion. Desperate to be together, Larry and Noelle make deadly plans. But soon the lovers face a terrible fate determined by the jealous Demiris using Catherine as his pawn.
Director(s): Charles Jarrott
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
165 min



How are you?

I'm all right.

I have decisions to make.

But I need certain facts.

Certain assurances

from you about...

about the death of Catherine.


Lovely Catherine.


did you kill Catherine?

Did you kill her?

Who is to say?


Innocent or guilty?

Innocent, Costa.




- Yes, Papa?

- Hurry:
I'm waiting:

Coming, Papa:

[Ship Horns Blowing]

- Bye, Mama:

- Good-bye, Noelle:

It's a world of riches:

And it's a world where you belong:

You will see people

and things-

Oh, no:

- What is it?

- Oh, Papa, I'm so nervous:

What is there to be nervous about?

- [Exhales Deeply]

- Did I not buy you a new blouse.

To look beautiful?

Keep in your head

what I've always told you:

You are above the others:

You are a princess:


I am a princess:

The world is yours:

Let the others be nervous: I know better

than anyone else what you have in you, Noelle:

- You will go to the top:

- [Chuckles] Papa, I do love you:

Of course:

Lanchon has

a very high-class clientele:

But I know nothing

about selling dresses:

Lanchon will teach you:

Be courteous and give

the correct change:

"Monsieur, madame"- Here it is:

The pay, in the beginning,

will be modest:

But, if you look upon this

as an apprenticeship.

You will find it

not altogether unpleasant:

[Clock Ticking]

Then I have the position?

- You do:

- Oh, Papa!

I told you:

I'll get your bag:

Here's your room: Be done in five minutes,

and I shall see you in the kitchen:

[Ship Horn Blows]


Noelle, youre better than you think:

And to show you the esteem

in which I hold you.

You may have as a gift.

Any dress from that

new shipment from Paris:

- Really?

- Yes:

Oh! I know exactly the one I want:

Where is it?

- Here:
This one:

- Yeah:


Oh, you're beautiful, Noelle:


Listen to me:

It will be good for you:

- It will be very good:

- No!


Papa, you sold me to him?

No, that's not right:

We all of us profited:

You got a man who could help you:

He got a girl

who could pleasure him:

I received a small amount of money:

It afforded me that radio.

A new jacket, a cycle, some wine:

A few things to comfort me.

And your mother

against whatever comes:

[Ship Horn Blowing]

Noelle, war is coming:

You have beauty:

It's your only weapon of survival:

Use it:

Let the hand under your dress,

wear gold.

And you'll be that much

ahead of the game:

I'm sorry for you, Papa:

You'll be sorry for me only

if you end up with nothing:

End up on a yacht.

In a villa:

Rejoice for me, Noelle:

Go back to Lanchon:

[Bell Tolling]

[Fathers Voice]

Keep in your head what I've always told you:

You are above the others:

You are a princess:

[Tolling Continues]

[Footsteps Approaching]




[Horns Honking]

One day I really got to thinking:

"Gee, F:
D: R: Needs my help: Well, I could help him:

I could go to Washington:"

But getting here was so expensive:

I spent all my money:

Living here's even more expensive,

and I don't have any friends or relatives here, so.

Here I am, living in a room at the "Y"

that'd turn a person into an atheist:

It's 50 cents a day,

and the john's in Philadelphia:

Excuse me, but just what kind of job

are you applying for?

With Fraser & Associates:

It's a very select P: R: Firm:

- Do you think I should

wear my gloves or carry them?

- You seem somewhat, uh, nervous:

Well, I can't type, I can't take dictation,

and I can't handle a switchboard.

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Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917 – January 30, 2007) was an American writer and producer. He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures, notably writing the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947) which earned him an Academy Award. He went on to work in television, where his works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70) and Hart to Hart (1979–84). He became most famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as Master of the Game (1982), The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980). He is the seventh best selling fiction writer of all time. more…

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