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Fourteen Hours (1951)

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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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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 23, 1953 with Paul Douglas reprising his film role. 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: If those cops come near me... I'll jump!
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Referenced in Man on a Ledge (2012) See more »

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A marvelous little unsung film.
22 February 1999 | by (Jersey City, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I came across this film while changing channels. What stopped me was seeing such a young Richard Basehart. What kept me was the tense story. Most of it was confined to the building ledge and the room behind it. The background film was extraordinary. I think I've been able to pinpoint within 2 blocks where on Broadway this hotel was supposed to be. Another thing was the cast.

It seemed like they hadn't gone for "stars", just good actors. Ossie Davis, Jeffrey Hunter, Howard Da Silva (before the black- list), and Grace Kelly in her first film. I wish I could see it from the beginning.


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