The Third Day
The Third Day is a 1965 suspense thriller film directed by Jack Smight and starring George Peppard and Elizabeth Ashley. It was largely ignored in cinemas and is rarely seen on television. It was based on a novel by Joseph Hayes.
|The Third Day|
|Directed by||Jack Smight|
|Produced by||Jack Smight|
|Screenplay by||Burton Wohl|
Robert Presnell, Jr.
|Based on||The Third Day (novel)|
by Joseph Hayes
|Music by||Percy Faith|
|Edited by||Stefan Arnsten|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
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Steve Mallory has been involved in a car crash, and it appears he has killed his mistress, Holly Mitchell. Steve suffers from amnesia, he has no recollection whatever of the event. His wife is hostile and cold toward him, his father-in-law has been severely disabled by a stroke and his wife's cousin appears to despise him. Added to this is the sinister presence of Lester Aldrich, who turns out to be the downtrodden husband of the sleazy nymphomaniac Holly.
- George Peppard as Steve Mallory
- Elizabeth Ashley as Alexandria Mallory
- Roddy McDowall as Oliver Parsons
- Arthur O'Connell as Dr. Wheeler
- Mona Washbourne as Catherine Parsons
- Herbert Marshall as Austin Parsons
- Robert Webber as Dom Guardiano
- Charles Drake as Lawrence Conway
- Sally Kellerman as Holly Mitchell
- Arte Johnson as Lester Aldrich
- Vincent Gardenia as Preston
Exterior scenes were filmed along the Russian River north of the town of Bodega Bay in northern California. Film sites include the Highway 1 bridge crossing the Russian River near the junction with highway 116 and Goat Rock State Beach.