The Slender Thread

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The Slender Thread ★★★ 1965

Based on a true story, Poitier plays a college student who volunteers at a crisis center and must keep would-be suicide Bancroft on the phone until the police can find her. Filmed on location in Seattle. First film for director Pollack. 98m/C VHS . Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill; D: Sydney Pollack; W: Stirling Silliphant; C: Loyal Griggs; M: Quincy Jones.