The Desperate Hours 1955

It begins as an ordinary day for the Hilliard family in their Indianapolis home. Eleanor Hilliard gets her family off after breakfast and turns on the radio. She pays little attention to a news broadcast about the escape of three violent criminals from prison, until they walk in on her.

Books with substantial mentioning of The Desperate Hours
Clifford McCarty
Bogey, The Films of Humphrey Bogart
New York, NY, 1965
Books with an entry on The Desperate Hours
Michael F. Keaney
Film Noir Guide, 745 Films of the Classic Era, 1940-1959
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London, 2003

Alan G. Fetrow
Feature Films, 1950 - 1959, a United States Filmography
Jefferson, NC, 1999

The Desperate Hours
United States 1955

Directed by

Dewey Martin
Robert Middleton
Alan Reed
Bert Freed
Ray Collins
Paul E. Burns
Ralph Dumke
Pat Flaherty
Burt Mustin
Don Haggerty
Joe Flynn


Running time:112 minutes
Country:United States

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