Julie (1956 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Andrew L. Stone|
|Produced by||Martin Melcher|
|Screenplay by||Andrew L. Ston|
|Music by||Leith Stevens|
|Cinematography||Fred Jackman Jr.|
|Editing by||Virginia L. Stone|
|Running time||99 minutes|
|Box office||$2.6 million|
Day stars as a stewardess terrorized by her insanely jealous husband (Louis Jourdan).
- Doris Day as Julie Benton
- Louis Jourdan as Lyle Benton
- Barry Sullivan as Cliff Henderson
- Frank Lovejoy as Det. Lt. Pringle
- Jack Kelly as Jack (co-pilot)
- Ann Robinson as Valerie
It is also notable as potentially the first film to feature the subplot of a stewardess piloting a plane to safety, later used in Airport 1975 (1975) and parodied in Airplane! (1980). It is further notable for being technically accurate.
According to MGM records the film earned $1,415,000 in the US and Canada and $1,185,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $604,000.
Film critic Dennis Schwartz gave the film a mixed review, writing, "Improbable crime thriller about a woman-in-peril, that is too uneven to be effective; the banal dialogue is the final killer. ... Doris Day, to her credit, gives it her best shot and tries to take it seriously even when the melodrama moves way past the point of just being ridiculous. Later disaster movies stole some of those airplane landing scenes."
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Domestic take see "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30
- Julie at the Internet Movie Database.
- Schwartz, Dennis, film review, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, June 6, 2005. Accessed: July 5, 2013.
- Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0.