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In Broad Daylight (1971)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 16 October 1971
A blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend, and hatches a plot to murder them both.

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Tony Chappel
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Kate Todd
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Elizabeth Chappel
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Lt. Bergman
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Alex Crawford
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Capt. Moss
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Charles - The Doorman
Dan Spelling ...
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Wally Taylor ...
Cab Driver #2
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Dr. Grant
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Cunningham
Buddy Lewis ...
Cab Driver #1
Frank Bello ...
Sgt. Wilkes
Al Ward ...
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A man who recently lost his sight gets out of the hospital and plots to kill his unfaithful wife. He starts by pretending to be despondent over being blind. And he learns how to go around on his own. Eventually he masters it and he sets out to kill his wife and frame her lover. He kills her but leaves behind something that could implicate him. The police investigate but the one investigating doesn't think it was the lover and suspects him and tries to prove it. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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16 October 1971 (USA)  »

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A pleno día  »

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6 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was a great script from the prolific Larry Cohen, who wrote episodes for "Columbo," "Arrest and Trial" (a forerunner of "Law and Order") and episodes for Kraft Suspense Theater and "The Defenders." He has also written feature films.

I'd love to see this film again - I wish it would come out on video. It stars Richard Boone as a newly-blinded actor and Suzanne Pleshette as his teacher. Though the Boone character puts on a big show for Pleshette of refusing to accept his blindness, he coldly and calculatedly trains himself to act as a seeing man so that, in disguise, he can get rid of his wife and her lover.

It's a suspenseful story, a fascinating character-study and all around great entertainment. For some reason, this kind of TV movie fare has gone out of style and been replaced by women at risk films, rather slow-moving versions of Robin Cook and Mary Higgins Clark novels and the like. But we mystery buffs old enough to remember the '70s remember - with nostalgia - this kind of film.


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