Desperate Hours 1955

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Desperate Hours ★★★ 1955

A tough, gritty thriller about three escaped convicts taking over a suburban home and holding the family hostage. Plenty of suspense and fine acting. Based on the novel and play by Joseph Hayes. 112m/B VHS, DVD . Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Martha Scott, Arthur Kennedy, Gig Young, Dewey Martin, Mary Murphy, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer, Ray Collins, Beverly Garland; D: William Wyler; C: Lee Garmes. Natl. Bd. of Review '55: Director (Wyler).