Directed by Sydney Pollack • 1965 • United States
Starring Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas
The suspense never stops mounting in this crackling, race-against-time drama, the debut from acclaimed director Sidney Pollack. Sidney Poitier stars as a student volunteer in a Seattle crisis center who receives a call from a distraught woman (Anne Bancroft) who has just taken a fatal overdose of sleeping pills. With her life hanging in the balance, he scrambles desperately to keep her on the line as the police attempt to trace the call. All the while, the clock is ticking . . .