The Slender Thread

1965, Movie, NR, 98 mins

Based on an actual incident, this film has Poitier as a volunteer at a medical clinic who receives a call from distraught Bancroft, a married woman driven to take an overdose of sleeping pills. While Bancroft relates the events leading to her attempted suicide (mainly the treatment she has received as a result of her husband's discovery that he is not the natural father of their son), an intensive search throughout Seattle is made to locate the woman. Several flashbacks are inserted depicting Bancroft's life while a patient, yet equally tormented, Poitier struggles to hold the woman on the phone. Eventually police sergeant Newlan is able to trace the call to the pr...
Released: 1965 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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