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The Third Secret (1964)

A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as ... See full summary »

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Alex Stedman
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Sir Frederick Belline
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Alfred Price-Gorham
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Anne Tanner
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Catherine Whitset
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Dr. Milton Gillen
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Alden Hoving
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Mildred Hoving
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Lawrence Jacks
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Mrs. Pelton
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Mrs. Bales
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Miss Humphries
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Dr. Leo Whitset
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Lew Harding
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Dermot McHenry
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A prominent London Psychologist seems to have taken his own life, causing stunned disbelief amongst his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe it was suicide as this would go against all of the principles her father stood for, therefore she is convinced it was murder. She enlists the help of a former patient to try to get to the truth. The truth, however, turns out to be both surprising and disturbing. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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The story of a man searching for a killer who might even be himself! See more »


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Död mans hemlighet  »

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A story with Patricia Neal was removed from the final print See more »

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While on the beach, young Catherine is telling Alex that she knows the names of her father's patients. We hear her say she knows "four" names, but her lips show she is saying the word "five". Likely, "four" was dubbed over "five" upon the decision to remove Patricia Neal's character from the story. See more »

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Catherine Whitset: [Stedman is sitting alone in a darkened television studio as Catherine Whitset enters and indicates the broadcasting equipment] It's very complicated, isn't it?
Alex Stedman: It has to be.
Catherine Whitset: Why?
Alex Stedman: It saves people from having to think about what they're really doing. They have to concentrate on how to do it.
Catherine Whitset: That's therapy. It doesn't really help.
Alex Stedman: Therapy.
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Alex Stedman: Are you looking for anyone? I believe they've all gone home.
Catherine Whitset: You haven't.
Alex Stedman: How did you get in?
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I enjoyed this a lot
30 March 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this a lot. It is a bit dialogue heavy but as long as the dialogue is as good as this is, for most of the time, I have no problem with that and there is sufficient and most effective visual bravura where needed. Very English, it has to be said, and I suppose very much of the cinema of the early 60s. Judi Dench has a small part and would have a much larger part the following year, in 'Four in the Morning' set, funnily enough along pretty much the same stretch of the Thames, at Strand-on-the-Green, between Kew Bridge and Chiswick. The credits appear over a shot of the Thames at Richmond but this would be poetic license rather than a mistake. Stephen Boyd is the main male lead and he does a difficult job well as we ponder the death of an eminent psychiatrist when his daughter insists that her father would not have killed himself. Pamela Franklin plays the fourteen year old who begins to make Boyd even consider he might have killed the doctor before the film races to a rousing conclusion. She plays her role most effectively and will be remembered as the young girl from the earlier, The Innocents. Quiet, considered, intelligent film making, little seen today. Great b/w cinematography.


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