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Mirage (1965)

Approved | | Mystery, Thriller | 4 October 1965 (Sweden)
A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

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Shela
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Lester
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Major Crawford Gilcuddy
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Charles Stewart Calvin
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Willard
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Dr. Augustus J. Broden
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Mrs. Frances Calvin
House Jameson ...
Bo (as House B. Jameson)
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Lt. Franken
Syl Lamont ...
Benny
Eileen Baral ...
Irene
Neil Fitzgerald ...
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Walking down twenty-seven flights of stairs after the power goes out in the New York City office building he is in, David Stillwell emerges outside on the ground level to find that a man he didn't know either jumped or was pushed out a window to his death. That man was Charles Calvin, the head of Unidyne, a humanitarian organization that works toward world peace. David notices other unusual goings-on. What he considers his normal routine that others he knows should recognize, don't. People that he doesn't know seem to know him, such as the beautiful young woman with who he walked down the stairs but who ran off when they got to the bottom. And things that he thought he saw or thought he knew end up not being the case, such as the multiple sub-basement levels he thought were in that office building which don't seem to exist in the clear light of day. When he finally thinks about it, he believes he has some form of amnesia. As an example, he knows that he works as a cost accountant, but... Written by Huggo

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Is The Key In His Mind...Or In Her Arms?

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Mystery | Thriller

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Trivia

Director Edward Dmytryk originally wanted to cast Tippi Hedren in the part of Shela, but Hedren was under a personal contract with Alfred Hitchcock who told Dmytryk she was not available. Diane Baker, who had played opposite Hedren in Hitchcock's Marnie (1964), took over the role. See more »

Quotes

David Stillwell: Josephson, if you heard I was taking a cruise the islands, why did you call?
Josephson: I didn't know what time you'd be leaving and I didn't want you to go without saying aloha, boobie.
David Stillwell: Well, save that boobie-baby-sweetie, I'm not going.
Josephson: Oh, that's too bad. I hear the weather is gorgeous down there.
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Referenced in Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) See more »

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For a black and white suspense cerebral who-dun-it
27 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so amazed at the perplexity of the plot. I recorded the movie so that I could stop and rewind to catch up. It was difficult to follow with all the commercial interruptions, but TVo is well worth the investment, especially when it comes to movies of this caliber.

I enjoyed watching the up and coming Walter Mathow in this thriller. Suspenseful and motivating. A movie that stops and makes you think. No special effects, no interrupting awe-inspiring scenery or set decorating. Just the black and white to get to to pay attention to the plight of the characters and the draw of the plot! A very rare find!

The acting of a very talented artist, Gregory Peck, leads a not-so familiar cast in this mind-blowing thriller. Not a horror thriller, not a "cover-your-eyes" thriller, not a gory thriller, but a cerebral thriller, one that keeps you thinking. Can you predict the next scene, can you predict the characters next line, what's he going to do with that thing?


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