Watching Doris Day, vol. 4

23.02.2014

Julie (1956) is one of my favourite Doris Day films. It’s a story of a woman, Julie Benton, who finds out that her husband Lyle Benton (Louis Jourdan) is not only jealous and scary, but he is also a murderer. Once Julie finds out the truth, she flees and returns to her former career as an air hostess. But Lyle doesn’t forget. He wants revenge and stalks Julie. The police can’t help, Julie is pretty much on her own. This film is so thrilling, it scares me even though I’ve seen it a couple of times. And I like Doris Day’s character. She is resourceful and brave and is definitely not going to let her ex-husband rob her of her future. Louis Jourdan as Lyle does capture the character’s repulsiveness so well. This film hasn’t aged, you can watch today and it doesn’t feel dated one bit.

The original Finnish poster of Julie is on my kitchen wall.

The original Finnish poster of Julie is on my kitchen wall.

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