The Desperate Hours

1955, Drama/Crime, 1h 52m

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Three escaped felons (Humphrey Bogart, Dewey Martin, Robert Middleton) randomly target a suburban house to hide out in until midnight, when an accomplice plans to deliver them money. They take the entire family hostage -- but midnight comes and goes without a delivery. As their stay extends from hours into days, homeowner Dan Hilliard (Fredric March) complies with the felons' no-police demands to protect his wife and two children, while trying to plot an escape from the desperate situation.

Cast & Crew

Humphrey Bogart
Glenn Griffin
Fredric March
Dan C. Hilliard
Martha Scott
Eleanor "Ellie" Hilliard
Arthur Kennedy
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
Dewey Martin
Hal Griffin
Gig Young
Chuck Wright
Mary Murphy
Cindy Hilliard
Richard Eyer
Ralphie Hilliard
Alan Reed
Detective
Bert Freed
Tom Winston
Ray Collins
Sheriff Masters
Whit Bissell
FBI Agent Carson
Ray Teal
State Police Lt. Fredericks
Michael Moore
Detective (uncredited)
Don Haggerty
Detective (uncredited)
Ric Roman
Sal (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Dutch (uncredited)
Beverly Garland
Miss Swift (uncredited)
Louis Lettieri
Bucky Walling (uncredited)
Joseph Hayes
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Robert Swink
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