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Seance on a Wet Afternoon

  • Drama
  • 1964
  • Bryan Forbes
  • 111 mins
  • PG

Summary

A self-professed medium with a greed for money and publicity arranges the kidnap of a wealthy industrialist's daughter, with the intention of winning acclaim and the ransom when she locates the child using her alleged psychic powers. British psychological thriller, starring Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Mark Eden, Nanette Newman, Gerald Sim and Judith Donner.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Kim Stanley gives a compelling Oscar-nominated performance as an unbalanced medium in writer/director Bryan Forbes's engrossing and imaginative drama. She orders her browbeaten husband (Richard Attenborough) to kidnap a wealthy industrialist's daughter so she can enhance her reputation as a spiritualist by "finding" the youngster. The tension screws are chillingly turned when Attenborough realises his wife will go to any lengths to achieve celebrity status. Using a purposely sombre atmosphere, Forbes skilfully conjures up suspenseful uncertainty as the ghastly implications of Stanley's plan unfold.

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Credits

Cast

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Myra SavageKim Stanley
Billy SavageRichard Attenborough
Charles ClaytonMark Eden
Mrs ClaytonNanette Newman
Amanda ClaytonJudith Donner
Supt WalshPatrick Magee
Sergeant BeedleGerald Sim

Crew

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DirectorBryan Forbes

Details

Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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