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The Desperate Hours

The Desperate Hours(1955)

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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
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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    

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  • Desperate Hours (Uncut Version)

    Gary W. 2016-09-27

    Having watched this film back in the 1960's on television, I do remember pretty much most of the film. However, in today's prints I have noticed... MORE>

  • Excellent Original Desperate Hours

    petrifiedforest 2016-06-10

    The 1990 remake had Sir Anthony,Elias Koteas,David Morse as pluses,but this version rules.Have to admit I thought it was a different movie,but it's... MORE>

  • The Desperate Hours

    Judy Haley 2014-02-01

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