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.

  1. Anatole Litvak


  2. Hugh Wheeler


  3. Peter Viertel


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sophia Loren

    Sophia Loren

    Lisa Macklin

  2. Anthony Perkins

    Anthony Perkins

    Robert Macklin

  3. Gig Young

    Gig Young

    David Barnes

  4. Jean-Pierre Aumont

    Jean-Pierre Aumont

    Alan Stewart

  5. Yolande Turner

    Barbara Ford (as Yolande Finch)

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Five Miles to Midnight
Five Miles to Midnight


Original Title Le Couteau dans la plaie

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 12, 1962


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

Budget -

Revenue -



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