The Third Day (1965)


“Rich boys learn to play… poor boys learn to fight. ” – Catherine Parsons

Number of Times Seen – Twice (6 Aug 2001 and 7 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A man wakes up with amnesia and must try and find out how he got to where he is and more importantly who he is.

My Take on it –This is a film that I saw nearly 20 years ago yet didn’t recall anything about it at all.

Great idea that is terribly presented here.

George Peppard was a great actor and plays this part well, but the way that things play out, just doesn’t help make the story more gripping.

The character slowly begins to learn who he is, and due to his amnesia, he gets a different perspective on everything in his previous life.

The problem is that the story is told in a very uninteresting way and it drags along too much as it attempts to tell this story.

The supporting cast is also quite talented and even with the help of Roddy MacDowell, Arthur O’Connell, Robert Webber and Elizabeth Ashley, things never seem to mesh along the way.

None of the characters are presented in a likeable way and that makes it even more difficult to care about what will happen to any of them along the way.

There are numerous other films that has presented the theme of an amnesiac protagonist in a much more effective way than they do here and one should seek those out before trying to track this one down.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This was originally planned as a Frank Sinatra vehicle. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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