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The Slender Thread (1965)

The Slender Thread

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Sidney Pollack marked his feature film directing debut with this taut suspense drama, based upon an actual incident reported in Time Magazine. Sidney Poitier stars as Alan Nuell, a student volunteer at a medical clinic in Seattle who answers the phone to find Inge Dyson (Anne Bancroft) on the other end. Inge, depressed about her life, has just taken an overdose of sleeping pills. With Inge slowly dying, Alan tries to keep her talking on the phone while the police try to trace the call and save … More

Rating:
Unrated
Genre:
Drama
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Stirling Silliphant
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Jun 24, 1992
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Supercharged with emotion and dramatic overtones.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
Variety
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The performances of the principals and the film's naturalistic dialogue are more memorable than the story itself.

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
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Suffers from a slight soap opera story that fails to hold together for 98 minutes.

Full Review… | June 2, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Poitier and Bancroft contribute to the suspense through their poignant performances.

Full Review… | December 20, 2007
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