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?

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The Slender Thread (1965)

Unrated

Drama · 1h 38m · 12/16/1965

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When a woman's emotions sway on a slender thread, expect anything...

Description

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?

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Stephen Alexander Productions, Paramount Pictures

Revenue

$1,500,000
Cast
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Sidney Poitier

Alan Newell
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Anne Bancroft

Inga Dyson
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Telly Savalas

Dr. Joe Coburn
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Steven Hill

Mark Dyson
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Edward Asner

Det. Judd Ridley
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Indus Arthur

Marian
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Paul Newlan

Sgt. Harry Ward
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Dabney Coleman

Charlie
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H.M. Wynant

Doctor Morris (as H.N. Wynant)
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Robert F. Hoy

Patrolman Steve Peters (as Robert Hoy)
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Greg Jarvis

Chris Dyson
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Jason Wingreen

Medical Technician
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Marjorie Nelson

Mrs. Thomas
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Steven Marlo

Arthur Foss
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Thomas Hill

Liquor Salesman
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Lane Bradford

Al McCardle
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Janet Dudley

Edna
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John Napier

Dr. Alden Van
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Stephen Pellegrini

Police Cadet Pellegrini
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Jerome R. Brand

Police Cadet
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Kay Doubleday

Jinny
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Jo Helton

Registration Nurse
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Richard Doorish

Pete
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Charlotte Stewart

Telephone Operator
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Viola Harris

Telephone Supervisor
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George Savalas

Pool Player
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O.L. Haavik

Pastor (as Dr. O.L. Haavik)
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Nicholas Prebezac

Child at Beach
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Drew Eskenazi

Child at Beach
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Erin Almond

Child at Beach
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Pam Bagby

Child at Beach
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William R. Rhodes

Police Station Dispatcher
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Charles C. Andrews

Motel Manager
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Melody Greer

Zipper Girl
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Sons of Adam

Discotheque Band
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Walter Maslow

1st TV Newsman (as Walter Mazlow)
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Allen Emerson

2nd TV Newsman
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Lou Clark

Nightwatchman
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David Harris

Nightwatchman
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Phillip Browne

Office Boy
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Archie Smith

Janitor
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Joseph R. Denini

Fire Station Dispatcher
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Fay Baker

Telephone supervisor (uncredited)
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Susan Bartel

Woman in Elevator / Typist (uncredited)
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John Benson

Patrolman Bert Enyard (uncredited)
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Regina Carrol

(uncredited)
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Keith Larson

Telephone Repairman with Glasses (uncredited)
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Karen Norris

Mrs. Hillman, Inga's Nurse (uncredited)
Crew
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Sydney Pollack

Director
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Shana Alexander

Writer
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Stirling Silliphant

Writer
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David Rayfiel

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Slender Thread

(DVD)

10/16/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Slender Thread

(Blu-ray)

10/16/2012

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