The Slender Thread (1965)

Alan is a Seattle college student volunteering at a crisis center. One night when at the clinic alone, a woman calls up the number and tells Alan that she needs to talk to someone. She informs Alan she took a load of pills, and he secretly tries to get help. During this time, he learns more about the woman, her family life, and why she wants to die. Can Alan get the cavalry to save her in time before it's too late?

Directing:
  • Sydney Pollack

Writing:
  • Stirling Silliphant
  • Shana Alexander

Stars:
Release Date: 1965-12-23
themoviedb icon 7.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 98
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
Det. Judd Ridley
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Dr. Joe Coburn
Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Inga Dyson
Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitie...
Alan Newell
Steven Hill
Steven Hill
Mark Dyson
David Harris
David Harris
Nightwatchman
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Colema...
Charlie
H.M. Wynant
H.M. Wynant
Doctor Morris
Bob Hoy
Bob Hoy
Patrolman Steve Peters
Regina Carrol
Regina Carrol
(uncredited)
Charlotte Stewart
Charlotte Ste...
Telephone Operator
Fay Baker
Fay Baker
Telephone Supervisor (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen
Jason Wingree...
Medical Technician
Erin Almond
Erin Almond
Child at Beach
Robert F. Hoy
Robert F. Hoy
Patrolman Steve Peters
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