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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. Written by
This movie and the play on which it was based, are loosely based on the experience of the Hill family in 1952. An article published by Life magazine about the play is the subject of the Supreme Court case Time Inc. v. Hill, in which the family sued the magazine for stating that play depicted what really happened. See more »
Before Glenn asks Eleanor if she could make a phone call without crying, he puts his left hand in his pocket. When she stands up and walks to the phone, he puts the same hand in the pocket again. See more »
When I first saw this movie, I thought that it was a very interesting concept.....and I still do. I especially like the part where the police/FBI are observing the house in question from the attic of the neighbor's home. And, the look on Humphrey Bogart's face when his brother, Hal, expresses his discontent at where life has brought him so far.....is a 'look' only Bogie can muster. In short, this is a daring, exciting movie. It all takes place in Anywhere, U.S.A. (actually, Indianapolis) and life in suburbia would never be the same for the Hilliard crew. I highly recommend this movie. This is not the usual film that is mentioned when talking about Humphrey Bogart, but it's one of his best. It's a worthy addition to anyone's home movie collection!
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