Myra and Billy Savage are a married couple living in London. Myra works as a medium, who holds weekly meetings, séances, for a regular group of customers, while Billy supports her in these ventures, as he does not otherwise work, due to his asthma. "Arthur" is her spirit guide, who was their stillborn son. Myra is the dominant in the couple, Billy, the weak-minded follower. Myra, with Billy's support, devises a scheme to raise her public prominence as a medium: kidnap Amanda Clayton, the young daughter of a wealthy couple, and using her psychic powers provide information to the Claytons and the police of Amanda and the requested ransom money's whereabouts. Myra and Billy view this scheme as a victimless crime, if a crime at all, as they don't plan on harming Amanda, and they are returning the requested ransom. To carry out the scheme successfully, they will have to: kidnap Amanda; convince Amanda that her temporary captivity is not out of the ordinary, while having her not be able to ...
Two of the greatest performers you will ever see...
See more »
5 November 1964 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Al filo del abismo
See more »
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
In the London Underground there is poster ad that reads "People with interest in the future, 3 1/2 (percent)" which is obviously a bank's ad for a savings program, but is also synchronistic in light of the plot involving a psychic. See more
During the final seance, there is a close up of a man's hand with a pinkie ring and gray sleeve, who is not at the table. It is a repeated shot from the previous seance, when the gray-jacketed man took part. See more
What we are doing is a means to an end. Now you agree with the end, don't you? Well then you must agree with the means! You can't have one without the other.
References West Side Story
Hear my Prayer
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played by George Thalben-Ball
(as Sir George Thalben-Ball) (organ)
Sung by Ernest Lough See more