- Five Miles to Midnight
name = Five Miles to Midnight
caption = The VHS cover.
producer = Anatole Litvak Louis Wipf
Peter Viertel Hugh Wheeler Maurice Druon
Sophia Loren Anthony Perkins
Mikis Theodorakis Jacques LoussierGiuseppe Mengozzi
editing = Bert Bates
released = flagicon|France
December 12, 1962
runtime = 110 min.
country = France/Italy/US
language = English
imdb_id = 0056957
"Five Miles to Midnight" (French: "Le Couteau dans la plaie") is a 1962 French-Italian-American
drama filmmade by Filmsonor S.A., Dear Film Produzione and Mercury and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Anatole Litvakand produced by Litvak and Louis Wipf from a screenplayby Peter Vierteland Hugh Wheelerwith dialogue by Maurice Druon, based on an idea by André Versini. The musical scorewas written by Mikis Theodorakisfor the film, which also includes music by Jacques Loussierand Giuseppe Mengozzi. The cinematographywas by Henri Alekan.
The film stars
Sophia Lorenand Anthony Perkins, with Gig Young, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yolande Turner and Tommy Norden.
Immediately after Lisa (Loren) declares that she is leaving her immature, abusive, but easy-going husband Robert (Perkins), he is reported dead in a plane crash. Secretly still alive, he convinces her to collect his life insurance, although she knows that it's a bad idea. Lisa must contend with the complications of the scheme, which involve an aggressive suitor (Young), Robert's jealousy, and her own guilt.
The film takes place primarily in
Paris. Lisa is Italian; Robert is American.
Sophia Lorenas Lisa Macklin
Anthony Perkinsas Robert Macklin
Gig Youngas David Barnes
Jean-Pierre Aumontas Alan Stewart
Yolande Turneras Barbara Ford
Tommy Nordenas Johnny
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