The Desperate Hours (1955)

Desperate Hours
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joseph Hayes Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Joseph Hayes Play as Source Material ("The Desperate Hours") 120972 4000003
C C Coleman Jr. Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Joseph Hayes Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
William Wyler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ann Doran Actor Mrs Walling 1 1000021
Walter Baldwin Actor Patterson 1 1000022
William Wyler Director n/a 2 2000001
Lee Garmes Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Faricot Edouart Photography process photography 120835 6000002
J Macmillan Johnson Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Edith Head Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
John P Fulton Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Hal Pereira Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Grace Gregory Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Robert Swink Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gail Kubik Music n/a 120781 8000001
Sam Comer Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Louis Lettieri Actor Buck Walling 1 1000020
Beverly Garland Actor Miss Swift 1 1000019
Mary Murphy Actor Cindy 1 1000007
Richard Eyer Actor Ralphie 1 1000008
Robert Middleton Actor Kobish 1 1000009
Gig Young Actor Chuck 1 1000006
Dewey Martin Actor Hal 1 1000005
Fredric March Actor Dan Hilliard 1 1000002
Arthur Kennedy Actor Jesse Bard 1 1000003
Martha Scott Actor Eleanor Hilliard 1 1000004
Alan Reed Actor Detective 1 1000010
Bert Freed Actor Winston 1 1000011
Don Haggerty Actor Detective 1 1000016
Ric Roman Actor Sal 1 1000017
Pat Flaherty Actor Dutch 1 1000018
Michael Moore Actor Detective 1 1000015
Ray Teal Actor Fredericks 1 1000014
Ray Collins Actor Masters 1 1000012
Whit Bissell Actor Carson 1 1000013
Humphrey Bogart Actor Glenn 1 1000001
Synopsis
A ruthless convict escapes from prison with the aid of his kid brother and a giant oaf of a thug. The trio break into a middle-class home and hold a family hostage as the con awaits his girlfriend to pick him up with some hidden money he has. When she is delayed, he grows restless and brutal towards the family. Soon, the cops are on his tail and meet up for a giant showdown.