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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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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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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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As was typical of other big studio films of the time, the exterior action photographed on location on the streets of New York City, but the dialogue scenes were shot on a copy of the building and on studio sets at the Fox Studios in Hollywood. The film is notable in that a number of actors just beginning their careers who were soon to go on to major roles in theater and film were cast in bit parts or as extras, among them: Joyce Van Patten, Janice Rule, John Randolph, Harvey Lembeck, Brian Keith, Richard Beymer, David Burns, Ossie Davis, John Cassavetes and Grace Kelly, in her first screen appearance. See more »

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The middle-aged priest climbs 15 flights of stairs, and is not the least bit out of breath. See more »

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Robert Cosick: Life stinks and you know it.
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Pretty Good Little Film
25 September 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I've watched this film a couple of times on the Fox Movie Channel and I really think it's a pretty good little suspense/drama. Richard Basehart plays a man on the edge who decides to try and end it all perched on the ledge of a Manhattan hotel. The first on the scene is traffic cop Paul Douglas who does his best to try and befriend, comfort and hopefully coax the unbalanced man back inside. The performances are all pretty good though some of the dialogue rings a bit hokey at times. I believe this was also Grace Kelly's first film role. Director Henry Hathaway does a pretty good job of wringing out the drama and suspense and gives the film a nice, big city feel using some pretty impressive sets in the foreground and background. All in all, a pretty enjoyable film that I wouldn't mind picking up on DVD, though I don't believe it is currently available.


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