Heat of Midnight
Cast & Crew
To pay off gambling debts, Fred Langlois steals a fortune in jewels from one of the largest crime syndicates in Paris. Fabienne, Fred's ex-wife, agrees to shelter him in her country home. After learning that she is involved in a lesbian relationship with her housemate Sybil, Fred seduces Fabienne and tries to regain her love. [In the original version, Fablenne and Sybil are sisters, and no lesbian relationship is involved.] The racketeers abduct and torture Sybil in an effort to force her to divulge Fred's whereabouts. Max Savelan, a private detective, intervenes, breaks the case, exposes the syndicate and its boss, Henri, and recovers the jewels. Max makes love with Sybil, and Fred is reunited with Fabienne.
Opened in Paris in February 1966 as Espions à l'affût; running time: 80 min. Also known as Heat at Midnight.