Desperate Hours Movie Review 1955

Information and Film Reviews for Desperate Hours the Movie

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A tough, gritty thriller about three escaped convicts taking over a suburban home and holding the family hostage. Plenty of suspense and fine acting. Based on the novel and play by Joseph Hayes.


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Available on VHS
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Strained Suburbia, Adapted from a Play
Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Martha Scott, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young, Dewey Martin, Mary Murphy, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer, Ray Collins, Beverly Garland
Lee Garmes
William Wyler
Paramount Pictures


Natl. Bd. of Review 1955: Director (Wyler).

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