The Desperate Hours | 1955

Drama, Crime
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 ...more

Cast

... Glenn

Actor

... Dan Hilliard

Actor

... Jesse Bard

Actor

... Eleanor Hilliard

Actor

... Hal

Actor

... Chuck

Actor

... Cindy

Actor

... Ralphie

Actor

... Kobish

Actor

... Detective

Actor

... Winston

Actor

... Masters

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from novel)

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.

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