Sťance on a Wet Afternoon
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Sťance on a Wet Afternoon
Kim Stanley plays a crooked medium who has become slightly unhinged since the death of her son. Craving money and publicity, she concocts a scheme with her weak-willed husband (Richard Attenborough). The pair will kidnap a wealthy young girl, collect the ransom, then use her "powers" to help the parents locate the child. The scheme falls apart, but not in the way that anyone might expect. Adapted by director Bryan Forbes from a novel by Mark McShane, Seance on a Wet Afternoon is a compelling psychological melodrama made doubly powerful by Stanley's mesmerizing performance. ~ Hal… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kim Stanley received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for playing a disturbed medium who conspires a kidnap in Bryan Forbes' erie and suspensuful tale."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film's extraordinary power derives from the way in which actress Kim Stanley convinces us of her character's conviction, no matter how misguided and, ultimately, pathetic."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"Riveting thriller about a kidnapping that goes wrong"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"It's a claustrophobic experience and an interesting study of grief-induced insanity, but the pacing is the obvious reason why you've never heard of this film before."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The undertakings are as spooky as the title; Kim Hunter shines; and the theme song haunts your mind."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
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