The Third Day (1965)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This quirky melodrama opens with an automobile crash. The driver, Steve Mallory (George Peppard), comes out of unconsciousness with amnesia. As his memory slowly returns, he learns that he is a wealthy manufacturer of table china. His wife Alexandria (Elizabeth Ashley) wants to leave him, and his cousin Oliver Parsons (Roddy McDowall) wants Steve to sell him the family business. He also learns that the passenger in his car, a cocktail waitress named Holly Mitchell (Sally Kellerman), was killed in the accident. Her husband Lester (Arte Johnson) joins forces with Parsons to frame Steve and blame him for the accident, and Steve is arrested. Lester then kidnaps Alexandria and threatens to kill her in revenge for Holly's death. The film is based on a novel by Joseph Hayes.

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past, search, accident, amnesia, arrest, aunt, business, car, child, cousin, death, drowning, escape, false-accusation, family, frame-up, investigation, kidnapping, killing, manufacturer, marital-problems, memory, murder, revenge, river, selling, waiter, wife