The Other Side of Midnight (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Other Side of Midnight (1977)




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One woman's life of love and larceny is recounted in this soapy drama based on the best-selling novel by Sidney Sheldon. In the midst of WWII, innocent French girl Noelle Page (Marie-France Pisier) falls in love with dashing American pilot Larry Douglas (John Beck). When Larry is given new orders taking him back to America, he tells Noelle that he'll come back for her -- when he doesn't, she becomes bitter and pledges to use men for their money and power, not for love. Noelle goes on to become a famous actress and weds Constantin Demeris (Raf Vallone), a Greek multi-millionaire. But she can't shake her passion for Larry, and eventually she hires him to work as her personal pilot. While at first he does not recognize her, soon Larry and Noelle are once again involved in a torrid affair, and when Larry's wife Catherine (Susan Sarandon) refuses to give him a divorce, he and Noelle begin planning a scheme to arrange an "accidental" death for Catherine. The Other Side of Midnight marked the American debut of actress Marie-France Pisier, following her role in the international success Cousin, Cousine.


John Beck
as Larry Douglas
Susan Sarandon
as Catherine
Raf Vallone
as Constantin Demeris
Clu Gulager
as Bill Fraser
Christian Marquand
as Armand Gautier
Louis Zorich
as Demonides
Antony Ponzini
as Paul Metaxas
Dimitra Arliss
as Sister Teresa
Jan Arvan
as Warden
Josette Banzet
as Madame Rose
John Chappell
as Doc Peterson
Eunice Christopher
as Female Guard
Roger Etienne
as Jacques Page
Curt Lowens
as Henri Correger
Peter Mamakos
as Cocyannis
Louis Mercier
as Paris Cab Driver
Jacques Maury
as Philippe Sorel
Lina Raymond
as Sultry Girl
Roger Til
as Hotel Detective
Titos Vandis
as President of Council
Than Wyenn
as Greek Priest
John Blackwell
as Beverly Hills Bellhop
Lilyan Chauvin
as Mrs. Page
Lidia Kristen
as Housekeeper
Matilda Calnan
as Old Dressmaker
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Critic Reviews for The Other Side of Midnight

All Critics (5)

When one has to use Valley of the Dolls for comparison, well, you can rest assured that The Other Side of Midnight is not about to become a classic motion picture.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

The good news is that the screenwriters have stayed very close to the book and the bad news is that the filmmakers have cast the leads so poorly we don't give a damn.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

The film is disappointing from all points of view. [Full Review in Spanish]

July 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Hampered by colorless characterizations.

April 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This silly, nearly three-hour soaper comes close to attaining 'so bad it's good' status.

March 11, 2007 | Rating: 5/10

Audience Reviews for The Other Side of Midnight


Lurid twaddle at least has beautiful location shooting and good work from Susan Sarandon to recommend it.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Very good movie :) Susan Sarandon was fantastic as always and Marie-France Pisier played her part well as the french whore.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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