‘Middle of the Night’
July 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Writers Guild Foundation present Golden Age Television Writers on the Big Screen
Middle of the Night (1959)
Directed by Delbert Mann
Originally produced for the Philco Television Playhouse and adapted into a hit Broadway play, Paddy Chayefsky’s drama concerns the unexpected (and shocking for its day) romance that develops between a widower (Fredric March) and a much younger woman (Kim Novak) in his employ. Chayefsky gently harnesses previously taboo subjects related to divorce, sex and aging as a stage to explore the universal themes of loneliness and longing. The film was an official U.S. entry at the Cannes Film Festival and named by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 1959, with a Golden Globe-nominated performance by Fredric March.
Production: Sudan Co., Inc. Distribution: Columbia Pictures. Director: Delbert Mann. Producer: George Justin. Screenwriter: Paddy Chayefsky. Based on a teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Cinematographer: Joseph Brun. Editor: Carl Lerner. Music: George Bassman. Cast: Kim Novak, Glenda Farrell, Jan Norris, Lee Grant, Fredric March
35mm, b/w, 118 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.