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desperate hours, the 1Sb Rating 3 out of 5

Director

  • William Wyler

Cast

  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Fredric March
  • Arthur Kennedy
  • Martha Scott

Synopsis

A noir thriller based on true events, The Desperate Hours stars Humphrey Bogart as the leader of a fugitive gang who take an executive (Fredric March) and his family hostage in their suburban home while awaiting a moll who will bring them escape funds. As the money is delayed, the menacing lifer - Bogart’s last role as a villain - grows crueler towards his hostages. A nail-biter from start to brutal finish.

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