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The Night Holds Terror (1955)

A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more ... See full summary »

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Gene Courtier
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Doris Courtier
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Victor Gosset
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Robert Batsford
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Luther Logan
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Detective Pope
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Phyllis Harrison
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Bob Henderson
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Stranske
Roy Neal ...
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A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more the tensions build and the more likely it becomes a tragedy will occur. Based on a real-life hostage-taking. Written by Alfred Jingle

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13 July 1955 (USA)  »

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Die Nacht ist voller Schrecken  »

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1.37 : 1
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Based on a true story that happened in February 1953. See more »

Goofs

The front license plate on the villains' car disappears and reappears between scenes throughout the film. For instance, when Gene and the villains leave the bar and Gene's narration specifically points out the villains made sure he didn't see their license plate (they made him wear taped glasses) as they walk past the front of the car, there is no license plate on the car, but moments later at the railroad crossing, it's there again. See more »

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Great Cast of Actors
18 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this 1955 film with great actors like Vince Edwards,( Victor Gosset) and John Cassavetes, (Robert Batsford) who were just starting their careers. In this picture Jack Kelly,(Gene Courtier) makes a very bad mistake and picks up a hitchhiker in the desert and Victor Gosset commanders his car and wants him to sell it for money and then meets up with Robert Batsford who is the boss of the kidnapping and then they decide to go to Gene Courtier home and hold his wife, Doris Courtier,(Hildy Parks) and two children hostage in their own home. Victor Gosset is crazy about women and can't seem to keep his hands off Doris Courtier and starts all kinds of problems with her husband. There is very high tension through out the entire picture and it was a great film for 1955. Enjoy


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