skip navigation
The Desperate Hours

The Desperate Hours(1955)

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (1)

Shop tcm.com

The Desperate... - NOT AVAILABLE

Crying Boy

VOTE FOR THIS TITLE:
Our records indicate this title is not available on Home Video. Vote below for it to be released on DVD.

  1. Total votes: vote now!
  2. Rank: (why vote?)

OVERVIEW

powered by AFI

Brief Synopsis

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.

Cast & Crew

William Wyler Director
Humphrey Bogart Glenn Griffin
Fredric March Dan Hilliard
Arthur Kennedy Jesse Bard
Martha Scott Eleanor Hilliard
Dewey Martin Hal Griffin
Gig Young Chuck
Mary Murphy Cindy Hilliard
Richard Eyer Ralphie Hilliard
Robert Middleton Samuel H. Kobish
Alan Reed Detective
Ray Collins Sheriff Masters
SEE ALL CAST AND CREW

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 5 Oct 1955; Los Angeles opening: 13 Oct 1955
Release Date:  1955 Production Date:  [VistaVision Motion Picture High-Fidelity]
William Wyler's Production
EB; AFI Library; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  112 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE RATING

LEONARD MALTIN MOVIE REVIEW:

User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • The Desperate Hours

    Judy Haley 2014-02-01

    Awesome movie! This is my 2nd favorite movie now! My first is, of course, Casablanca! MORE>

  • The Desperate Hours

    Alma Veal 2013-05-16

    This is another gem movie that showcases both Fredric March and Bogey in later years.Very good supporting cast as well.Why we don't see this movie on... MORE>

  • The Desperate Hours (1955)

    Mr. Blandings 2012-01-03

    A gripping film fraught with dramatic tension. Bogart is hateful as the cold-hearted killer on the run holding a suburban family hostage while he and his... MORE>