THE DESPERATE HOURS (1955 U.S.) D/P: WILLIAM WYLER W/P: JOSEPH HAYES
Hayes adapted the screenplay for this good thriller from his own novel and play, which were themselves based on a real incident. Three escaped convicts (led by an excellent cold-blooded Humphrey Bogart) hold Fredric March`s family hostage in their own home. With Arthur Kennedy, Whit Bissell, Martha Scott, Gig Young, Bert Freed, Ray Collins, Ray Teal, Walter Baldwin, Paul E. Burns, Edmund Cobb, Ann Doran, Pat Flaherty, Beverly Garland, Don Haggerty, Donald Kerr and Bert Mustin.

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