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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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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Gregory Peck was so happy with the quality of the film that he gave screenwriter Peter Stone a Rolls-Royce as a post-production gift after the movie came out. See more »

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Dr. Broden: But whatever that horrible thing that happened... I don't want to know about it!
David Stillwell: Broden, there's no doubt you're a brilliant scientist. But you're not much of a doctor, or of a human being, either.
Dr. Broden: [to himself, after David leaves] God knows.
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Oasis.
10 May 2006 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

At T/P/O--Manhattan Island, 1965. One of the last black and white films shot at a big studio during the Sixties, this Hitchcockian thriller begs to be remade again. It was tried a second time as Jigsaw. Puzzling. I would have simply called it "The Cost Accountant." Watch the movie--you'll understand. The script propels the picture forward at a fascinating pace. It builds tension slowly. Fragments are revealed by quirky, off-beat characters. I greatly enjoyed the scenes between Gregory Peck and the abrasive psychiatrist. Peck finds him through a salesgirl's recommendation: a textbook written by a deceased author. Hit man House James Jr. has a great line of dialogue while poking a gun in Peck's ribs: "There ain't no Social Security in this line of work." In fact, every word that passes his lips is gold. Another great scene involves Peck, Diane Baker, and a cute little girl with a tea set. Prescious. George Kennedy is on hand to deliver some pain. Walter Mathau desires Dr. Pepper soft drinks and peanut butter sandwiches. He steals every scene he enters. Quincy Jones' score shows an abstract feel for what was to come later in the decade. Movie geek alert: I came up with 10 points of common ground between this film and Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor. For example: both films have characters called "The Major." And, yes, that is "Mr. Willis" from the "Jeffersons", touting the virtues of a bird called the Ginko to a class of children. George would be proud.


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