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Desperate Hours, The (1955) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

2712

Avg. Rating:

2.85/4

# of Ratings:

27

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/05/1955

Director:

William Wyler

Actors:

Humphrey Bogart
Fredric March
Arthur Kennedy
Martha Scott
Dewey Martin
Gig Young

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

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Three escaped convicts invade a middle class family's home and hold them hostage. The premise of The Desperate Hours is something that, in the right hands, could have been a tense and gripping affair full of sharp dialogue and insightful character analysis. Unfortunately this stage-bound script could not shake its theatrical roots and the characters are too stereotypical to have any real lasting impact. The family are a poster for Republican middle America, seemingly having stepped out of a 50s sitcom and the crooks are all shown as ignorant, working class thugs which leaves a rather unpleasant vibe of class snobbery. The dialogue lacks any real bite and the tension is compromised by the fact that Bogie allows the family members to almost come and go at will. On the plus side, Bogart is a...

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