The Other Side of Midnight gloriously restores the era of Now, Voyager - right down to the nonsense title; expert schlocksmiths Daniel Taradash (Doctors' Wives) and Herman Raucher (Summer of '42) have adapted Sidney Sheldon's bestseller into the movie equivalent of a good long bad read. Pisier aborts herself with a (wire) coathanger as World War II breaks out, sleeps her way across Europe, winds up mistress to a Greek tycoon, and deviously hires the pilot who jilted her back in 1940. The only let-downs are Jarrott's usual stuffy direction and John Beck's boring performance as the pilot.
Cast and crew
Herman Raucher, Daniel Taradash
Marie-France Pisier John Beck Susan Sarandon Raf Vallone Clu Gulager Christian Marquand Michael Lerner Sorrell Booke Charles Cioffi Josette Banzet