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Mirage (1965)

An accountant suddenly suffers from amnesia. This appears related to the suicide of his boss. Now some violent thugs are out to get him. They work for a shadowy figure known simply as The Major.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Peter Stone (screenplay), Howard Fast (novel) (as Walter Ericson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Peck ... David Stillwell
Diane Baker ... Shela
Walter Matthau ... Ted Caselle
Kevin McCarthy ... Sylvester Josephson
Jack Weston ... Lester
Leif Erickson ... Major Crawford Gilcuddy
Walter Abel ... Charles Stewart Calvin
George Kennedy ... Willard
Robert H. Harris ... Dr. Augustus J. Broden
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Frances Calvin
House Jameson ... Bo (as House B. Jameson)
Hari Rhodes ... Lt. Franken
Syl Lamont Syl Lamont ... Benny
Eileen Baral ... Irene
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Joe Turtle
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Espejismo See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Talking about the Major]
David Stillwell: Those people aren't even ants to him! They're articles of commerce! And I'm the cost accountant, trying to cut down his overhead with what you and he call "progress"!
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mirage 1965
21 June 2006 | by tadlomlSee all my reviews

I feel this is a very thrilling movie to watch, I have not watch it for a few years but I am getting a copy of it and am looking forward to seeing it again. I do not no why the movie has not been shown more,it is not listed on the credits of Gregory Peck, George Kennedy or Diane Backer the main stars of the picture. It is a very hard picture to find, recommend it highly to everyone who likes good films! George Kennedy is his usual self doing a great job of acting, and I feel it is one of Gregory Peck finest films. It has a great plot and it keeps you on the edge for almost the whole picture. I have been trying to find this picture for a lot of years, I am glad I have found it again!


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