Hanging by a Thread (1979 film)


Hanging by a Thread
Written byAdrian Spies
Directed byGeorg Fenady
StarringSam Groom, Patty Duke, Donna Mills, Oliver Clark, Cameron Mitchell
ComposerRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducerIrwin Allen
Running time196 minutes
Production companiesIrwin Allen Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMay 8, 1979 (1979-05-08)

Hanging by a Thread is a 1979 television disaster movie starring Sam Groom about friends stranded in a disabled cable-car above a ravine. The occupants of the cable car reflect on the past as the film flashes back and forth to show each of the character's lives. It was written by Adrian Spies, directed by Georg Fenady and produced by Irwin Allen. The film co-starred Patty Duke, Donna Mills, Oliver Clark and Cameron Mitchell.



The New York Times called it "modest, predictable and not very thrilling."[1]

It was repeated in 1981.[2]


  1. ^ TV: Thriller 'Hanging by a Thread' on Channel 4 By TOM BUCKLEY. New York Times8 May 1979: C23.
  2. ^ MOVIES OF THE WEEK Gross, Linda. Los Angeles Times 16 Aug 1981: k2.

External links

  • Hanging by a Thread at IMDb