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Fourteen Hours (1951)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  April 1951 (USA)
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An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Police Ofcr. Charlie Dunnigan
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Robert Cosick
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Virginia Foster
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Ruth
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Christine Hill Cosick
Robert Keith ...
Paul E. Cosick
Howard Da Silva ...
Deputy Police Chief Moskar (as Howard da Silva)
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Danny Klempner
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Dr. Strauss
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Mrs. Louise Ann Fuller
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Room Service Waiter
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Police Sgt. Farley
James Millican ...
Police Sgt. Boyle
Donald Randolph ...
Dr. Benson
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Storyline

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of that. Written by Tiziana Totaro <susannkey@hotmail.com>

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From the edge of the ledge he defied them all! See more »


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Trivia

The building used was demolished in 1967. It was replaced by the 52-story tower 140 Broadway, noted for its large red cube in the plaza. See more »

Goofs

Stock rear projection footage of normally-moving motor traffic while Cosick is on ledge is not consistent with huge traffic jam shown in area surrounding hotel where he is threatening suicide leap. See more »

Quotes

Robert Cosick: You should have ten good reasons for anything. That's a rule!
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Referenced in Man on a Ledge (2012) See more »

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Yes
11 October 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite the distinction of being Grace Kelly's first film, (and she is quite good here), this film holds up with the best of the genre. It's one of those films that is incidentally seen by the casual channel surfer and, given five minutes, impossible to turn away from. This film is amazingly innovative in its premise and relies on character, (New York being as important as any other), and story to set the flow and tempo. There are deliciously cunning and unique character moments throughout a film that is, at the same time, full of contrivance and stereotypical sorts. (Do we really need to see another Irish-american policeman being negligent in his duties?). Yet, somehow all the parts equal a very solid whole and a very tense, sharply focussed and surprising film.

If you see this one on late-night tv as you flick through with your remote, be sure to stop and take a look. This one is a definite "yes".


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