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Seance On A Wet Afternoon

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.20 /10
Kim Stanley , Richard Attenborough , Nanette Newman
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Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Written by: Bryan Forbes , from Mark McShane's novel

Released: 1964
Origin: GB
Length: 121

A medium (Kim Stanley, pictured) encourages her husband (Richard Attenborough) to kidnap a child, so that she can advise the police on where to find it, and earn herself free publicity.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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An ingenious thriller, neatly directed, intelligently written and very well acted by Attenborough. Some find Kim Stanley's performance - highly acclaimed at the time - so mannered and Method actressy that it's in dubious taste; and perhaps her drift into madness might have been more convincingly motivated, but this remains a gripping little suspenser, with a nicely observed suburban setting.

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