The Desperate Hours Poster

Release Date: 1955

DVD Release Date: June 10th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Three escaped felons (Humphrey Bogart, Dewey Martin, Robert Middleton) randomly target a suburban house to hide out in until midnight, when an accomplice plans to deliver them money. They take the entire family hostage -- but midnight comes and goes without a delivery. As their stay extends from hours into days, homeowner Dan Hilliard (Fredric March) complies with the felons' no-police demands to protect his wife and two children, while trying to plot an escape from the desperate situation.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Martha Scott, Arthur Kennedy, Dewey Martin, Gig Young, Mary Murphy, Richard Eyer

Director: William Wyler

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Family, Escape, Emotional, Father, House, Son, Love, Daughter, 1950s, Mother, Tense