The Slender Thread (1965)
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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
Dec 23, 1965 Wide
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The performances of the principals and the film's naturalistic dialogue are more memorable than the story itself.
Suffers from a slight soap opera story that fails to hold together for 98 minutes.
Poitier and Bancroft contribute to the suspense through their poignant performances.
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