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The Slender Thread

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 sui… (more)

Rating: NR

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The Slender Thread - Official Trailer
02:02 — Sydney Pollack's feature-film debut deals with a woman, played by Anne Bancroft (The Graduate), who takes an overdose of prescription pills and calls (more…)
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Sidney Poitier mans the suicide hotline in Sydney Pollack's first movie The Slender Thread (1965).
(Movie Clip) Mr. Newell
Crisis center volunteer Alan Newell (Sidney Poitier) takes a call from the unseen Mrs. Dyson (Anne Bancroft) in this early scene from The Slender Thre (more…)
(Movie Clip) Somebody To Talk To
In flashback, Mrs. Inga Dyson (Anne Bancroft) recalls one of the incidents leading up to her suicide attempt in The Slender Thread, 1965.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: 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 sui… (more)

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