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Séance on a Wet Afternoon

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Original title
Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Bryan Forbes (Novel: Mark McShane)
Music
John Barry
Cinematography
Gerry Turpin
Cast
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Producer
Beaver Films / Allied Film Makers
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Abduction / Disappearance. Psychological Thriller
Synopsis / Plot
Myra (Kim Stanley), a self-styled psychic in London, concocts a scheme to gain celebrity. She convinces Billy, her weak-willed husband, to kidnap the young daughter of wealthy parents. She and Billy will demand money, and then she will go to the parents with extra-sensory messages that will help the police find the child and the ransom. The plan unfolds beautifully, except that after her first visit to the parents, the police want to check her out.
Awards
1964: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Kim Stanley)
1964: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Kim Stanley)
1964: San Sebastian Film Festival: Best Actor (Richard Attenborough)
1964: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films and Actress (Stanley)
1964: BAFTA Awards: Best British Actor (Attenborough). 4 Nominations
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