Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Bryan Forbes (1964)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


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.

Cast & Crew

Billy Savage Richard Attenborough
Myra Savage Kim Stanley
Sgt Beedle Gerald Sim
Mrs Clayton Nanette Newman
Charles Clayton Mark Eden
Supt Walsh Patrick Magee
Amanda Clayton Judith Donner
Mrs Wintry Marian Spencer
Director Bryan Forbes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: video and DVD