The Desperate Hours (1955)

The Desperate Hours
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TitleThe Desperate Hours
Year1955
CountryUSA
GenreFilm-Noir (Movies)
Run Time1h 52 min
Director

Glenn Griffin is the leader of a trio of escaped convicts who invade the Hilliards’ suburban home in Indianapolis and hold the four family members hostage. There they await the arrival of a package, being sent by Griffin’s girlfriend, that contains funds to aid the three fugitives in their escape.

Police organize a statewide manhunt for the escapees and eventually discover the distraught family’s plight. Griffin menaces and torments the Hilliards and threatens to kill them. Later, the refuse collector, George Patterson, who happens upon the situation after noticing Griffin’s car in the garage, is silenced by murder, after being forced to drive into the country.

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Cast:

Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
Glenn Griffin
Fredric March Fredric March
Dan C. Hilliard
Arthur Kennedy Arthur Kennedy
Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
Martha Scott Martha Scott
Ellie Hilliard
Dewey Martin Dewey Martin
Hal Griffin
Gig Young Gig Young
Chuck Wright
Mary Murphy Mary Murphy
Cindy Hilliard

Glenn Griffin is the leader of a trio of escaped convicts who invade the Hilliards’ suburban home in Indianapolis and hold the four family members hostage. There they await the arrival of a package, being sent by Griffin’s girlfriend, that contains funds to aid the three fugitives in their escape.

Police organize a statewide manhunt for the escapees and eventually discover the distraught family’s plight. Griffin menaces and torments the Hilliards and threatens to kill them. Later, the refuse collector, George Patterson, who happens upon the situation after noticing Griffin’s car in the garage, is silenced by murder, after being forced to drive into the country.

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