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Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964

  • Bryan Forbes
  • November 5, 1964
  • 111 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two of the greatest performances you will ever see...
An intensely claustrophobic nail-biter, Seance on a Wet Afternoon is a classic British thriller written and directed by Bryan Forbes. Set largely in an imposing Gothic house in north London, the film stars Richard Attenborough as Bill Savage, a man struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, played in an Oscar-nominated performance by the little-known but brilliant Broadway actress Kim Stanley. Myra, who believes she is a medium, plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl. Attenborough and Stanley are both superb in what is part riveting battle of wills, part nerve-wracking kidnap thriller with, just possibly, a touch of the supernatural.Gerry Turpin's precise black and white cinematography, and John Barry's chilling score add significantly to the atmosphere of dread.


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