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Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
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
Bogie starring in one of his last films plays a heartless villain on the run with his younger brother after breaking out of a local prison. They take a family hostage in their own home while they plan their getaway ....striking terror and fear into their hearts. The acting by all the players is brilliant...Bogie particularly excelling in his role as an ageing con with nothing to lose showing his hatred for all middle class American family values. Fredirc March plays the father who stands up to Bogart to protect his family from the callous murderers trying at every turn to outwit and out-think him as the Desperate hours tick away with nail biting consequences. A gem of a film !
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