The Slender Thread 56 years old

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

The Slender Thread

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?

Credits

The Slender Thread Cast

Name Character
Anne Bancroft She was 34, 73 years old when she died as Inga Dyson
Sidney Poitier He was 38, now 95 years old as Alan Newell
Ed Asner He was 36, 91 years old when he died as Det. Judd Ridley
Steven Hill He was 43, 94 years old when he died as Mark Dyson
Dabney Coleman He was 33, now 90 years old as Charlie
Telly Savalas He was 43, 72 years old when he died as Dr. Joe Coburn
Robert F. Hoy He was 38, 82 years old when he died as Patrolman Steve Peters
Charlotte Stewart She was 24, now 81 years old as Telephone Operator
H.M. Wynant He was 38, now 95 years old as Doctor Morris
Regina Carrol She was 22, 49 years old when she died as (uncredited)
Fay Baker She was 48, 70 years old when she died as Telephone Supervisor (uncredited)
Jason Wingreen He was 45, 95 years old when he died as Medical Technician
Marjorie Nelson She was 42, 86 years old when she died as Mrs. Thomas
Viola Harris She was 39, 91 years old when she died as Telephone Supervisor

The Slender Thread Crew

Name Department
Hal Pereira as Production Design. He was 60 (78) years old when He died Art
Stirling Silliphant as Writer. He was 47 (78) years old when He died Writing
John R. Carter as Sound Recordist. He was 58 (74) years old when He died Sound
Robert R. Benton as Set Decoration. He was 41 (79) years old when He died Art
Joseph Kish as Set Decoration. He was 66 (69) years old when He died Art
Thomas Stanford as Editor. He was 41 (93) years old when He died Editing
Nellie Manley as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Sydney Pollack as Director. He was 31 (73) years old when He died Directing
Quincy Jones as Original Music Composer. He was 32 (now 89) years old Sound
Loyal Griggs as Director of Photography. He was 59 (72) years old when He died Camera
Jack Poplin as Production Design. He was 45 (86) years old when He died Art
The Slender Thread poster
The Slender Thread (56 years)

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

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 15, 1965
  • Runtime: 98 minutes