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The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies

The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies

A reign of violence sweeps the screenOct. 05, 1955112 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – After escaping from prison, Glenn Griffin, his brother Hal and a third inmate Sam Kobish randomly select a house in a well-to-do suburb of Indianapolis in which to hide out. The home belongs to the Hilliard family, Dan and Ellie who live there with their 19-year old daughter Cindy and their young son Ralph. They plan on staying only until midnight as Griffin is awaiting his girlfriend who will meet them with some money he had stashed away. When she doesn’t arrive, their stay stretches out to several days. Dan Hilliard plays their game knowing that if he makes any attempt to contact the police, his family could be caught in the crossfire.
Plot: Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they’re holding hostage.
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Bogie’s No Rourke and Yes That’s a Good Thing
A lot of loopy comments out there about this one. “Predictable” is a very over-used adjective that I’ve certainly been guilty of myself, but what exactly is supposed to happen in a hostage-taking, domestic thriller like this? Are aliens supposed to land in the Hilliards’ back yard and vaporize everyone? Is Bogart’s escaped con supposed to dress up in drag at some point and decide he wants to become a chorus girl? Would that satisfy those who find this movie predictable?

“The Desperate Hours” keeps you on the edge of your seat; it more than passes the test as a thriller and it most certainly has not mellowed over time. The script is fine, intelligently examining how the respectably middle class but somewhat complacent father (Frederic March) draws strength and courage from the love of his wife and kids in handling the ordeal. Though each family member is formulating their own strategy for how best to resolve the crisis (their brains are always going “clickity-clickity-click” as Bogart mockingly keeps reminding them) they recognize March as the father and as such the captain of the ship. They look to him for leadership and he responds. It’s telling that when the young son disobediently puts his ill-conceived plan into action, it undermines the father’s nearly successful tactic. Though he had earlier suspected his dad of being cowardly for not taking a more aggressive stance, from this point on he begins to appreciate all the variables he must take into account and looks up to him once more. The idealized, but by no means wildly unrealistic domestic situation reflects the mood of the time. Why on earth would it possibly reflect cynically 90’s attitudes and sensibilities, as some reviewers seem to desire?

There are casting decisions pertaining to age differences which raise an eyebrow, but do not seriously detract from William Wyler’s (as masterful and dependable a director as Hollywood has ever cranked out) otherwise polished production. At 42 of course, Gig Young seems a tad old for the family’s 19 year old daughter (beautiful Mary Murphy) but he’s still youthful enough looking and he puts an interesting spin on what is usually the thankless role of the boyfriend who stumbles into things. One of the beauties of B&W photography is that it can always be used to make actors look as many as 5-15 years younger than they are. This comes into play with Bogart’s character as well, as he’s asked to be the older brother of 32 year old Dewey Martin, and it’s something that I didn’t have too hard a time buying. It’s difficult to believe this was one of his last films, as he seems quite vigorous and robust in the part.

Tense, exciting, well-acted and directed; this is indisputably far superior to Michael Cimino’s bloody and botched 1990 Mickey Rourke “star” vehicle remake.

Review By: abooboo-2 Rating: 8 Date: 2001-01-06
Home invasion, ’50s style
THE DESPERATE HOURS is another classic example of the home invasion genre, an exciting and suspenseful black and white story about an ordinary suburban family finding their home taken over by a trio of escaped convicts. It’s similar to the Frank Sinatra flick SUDDENLY, although perhaps not quite as exciting, but the real draw here is the presence of Bogart as the master criminal. Much of the story is a battle of wits between Bogart and old-timer Fredric March, another one putting in a fine performance. William Wyler’s direction is assertive and intriguing, and the suspense builds to a surprisingly fresh and modern-feeling climax that delivers the goods.
Review By: Leofwine_draca Rating: 7 Date: 2020-08-09

Other Information:

Original Title The Desperate Hours
Release Date 1955-10-05
Release Year 1955

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Approved
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director William Wyler
Writer Joseph Hayes, Jay Dratler
Actors Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (original ratio), 2.00 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision: Motion Picture High-Fidelity
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
The Desperate Hours 1955 123movies
Original title The Desperate Hours
TMDb Rating 7 100 votes

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