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The Third Secret (1964)

By Beatrice on Feb 24, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Third Secret Directed by Charles Crichton Written by Robert L. Joseph 1964/UK Hubris Productions First viewing/YouTube Catherine Whitset: That’s therapy. It doesn’t really help. This slightly ponderous and Freudian story has a pretty good mystery at its heart. As the movie begins,... Read full article


The Third Secret (1964, Charles Crichton)

on Feb 20, 2012 From The Stop Button

Between Crichton’s fantastic CinemaScope composition and Douglas Slocombe’s wondrous black and white photography, it’d be hard not admire The Third Secret. It’s an engaging enough thriller, though it does run into the problem of having one ending too many. Stephen Boyd plays ... Read full article


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Catherine Whitset: [Stedman is sitting alone in a darkened television studio as Catherine Whitset enters and indicates the broadcasting equipment] It's very complicated, isn't it?
Alex Stedman: It has to be.
Catherine Whitset: Why?
Alex Stedman: It saves people from having to think about what they're really doing. They have to concentrate on how to do it.
Catherine Whitset: That's therapy. It doesn't really help.
Alex Stedman: Therapy.
[pause]
Alex Stedman: Are you looking for anyone? I believe they've all gone home.
Catherine Whitset: You haven't.
Alex Stedman: How did you get in?
Catherine Whitset: I lied to the guard.
Alex Stedman: Why?
Catherine Whitset: I'm obsessive. I lie to guards.
Alex Stedman: That's not very serious.
Catherine Whitset: [Walking up to look through one of the video cameras] I love TV. Even when it's terrible.
[Walks over to Stedman]
Catherine Whitset: I think I'm going blind from watching TV. Do you see? Look closely.
[Pulls down her eyelid]
Catherine Whitset: See the deterioration? I'm a victim of the electronic age.
Alex Stedman: [Ruefully] Me too.


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A story with Patricia Neal was removed from the final print
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