The Slender Thread (1965)
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 342
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
Jun 24, 1992
Watch It Now
Det. Judd Ridley
Patrolman Steve Pete...
Dr. Alden Van
Patrolman Bert Enyar...
2nd TV Newsman
Sgt. Harry Ward
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Slender Thread
There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Slender Thread!
Discuss The Slender Thread on our Movie forum!