In Broad Daylight (1971)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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"Broad" is right. This gloriously overacted TV movie stars Richard Boone as a movie star who suffers an accident, leaving him totally blind. Boone's wife (Suzanne Pleshette) takes advantage of hubby's infirmity to plot an illicit romance with a local stud (Fred Beir). But remember that Boone's an actor, and as such has heightened senses. He can feel that his wife is scheming right under his nose (literally!), and cooks up his own murderous revenge. The plan is contingent upon Boone's ability to convince witnesses that he can actually see. In Broad Daylight may be florid stuff, but it works beautifully with an audience. Scripter Larry Cohen would later apply his ability to hold the crowd's attention despite the most ludicrous of set-ups in such later films as It's Alive and Q.

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blindness [physical], movie-star, accident, extramarital-affair, revenge, wife, stars [celebrities]