The Desperate Hours

Running Time: 112 mins.
Genre: Adaptation, Crime, Drama


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.


Humphrey Bogart

Fredric March

Arthur Kennedy

Martha Scott

Gig Young

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