Seance on a Wet Afternoon (Artixo 1964, Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough)

Seance on a Wet Afternoon (Artixo 1964, Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough)

British thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon stars Oscar nominee Kim Stanley as a self-proclaimed psychic who devises a kidnapping scheme that she hopes will make her famous. Myra (Stanley) convinces her hen-pecked husband Bill (Richard Attenborough) to help her kidnap the young daughter of a wealthy family, followed by a visit to the police where she artfully produces alleged extra-sensory clues to the crime and ransom. But as the two await their ransom, Myra’s mental state slowly unwinds, and Bill realizes all too late that she may have other more heinous plans in mind for the child.

Seance on a Wet Afternoon director Bryan Forbes earlier helmed the gothic tale Whistle Down the Wind (1961) and later made the creepy The Stepford Wives (1974).

production info

  • Year of Release: 1964-11-05
  • Country: UK | Artixo 1964
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 115 minutes

Kim Stanley

Myra Savage

Margaret Lacey

Woman at First Seance

Marie Burke

Woman at First Seance

Maria Kazan

Woman at First Seance

Lionel Gamlin

Man at Seances

Marian Spencer

Mrs. Wintry

Richard Attenborough

William Henry 'Bill' Savage

Godfrey James

Mrs. Clayton's Chauffeur

Judith Donner

Amanda Clayton - The Child

Ronald Hines

Policeman Outside Clayton's

Hajni Biro

Carla - Maid at Clayton's

Mark Eden

Mr. Charles Clayton

Nanette Newman

Mrs. Clayton

Diana Lambert

Sheila - Mr. Clayton's Secretary

Frank Singuineau

Bus Conductor