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Fourteen Hours (1951)

An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Police Officer Charlie Dunnigan
... Robert Cosick
... Virginia Foster
... Ruth
... Christine Hill Cosick
... Paul E. Cosick
... Deputy Police Chief Moskar (as Howard da Silva)
... Danny Klempner
... Dr. Strauss
... Mrs. Louise Ann Fuller
... Room Service Waiter
... Police Sgt. Farley
... 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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From the edge of the ledge he defied them all! See more »


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20 May 1951 (Argentina)  »

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14 Hours  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of John Cassavetes. See more »

Goofs

The taxi drivers make book on when the man will jump. The winner will be the man who has picked the time closest to the jump. When the clocks strike 2:00, the man who has 2:00 says that knocks him out and throws the slip away. But he would not be ruled out until 2:31. See more »

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Robert Cosick: Stay away from me... or I'll jump!
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Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

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Yes
11 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Despite the distinction of being Grace Kelly's first film, (and she is quite good here), this film holds up with the best of the genre. It's one of those films that is incidentally seen by the casual channel surfer and, given five minutes, impossible to turn away from. This film is amazingly innovative in its premise and relies on character, (New York being as important as any other), and story to set the flow and tempo. There are deliciously cunning and unique character moments throughout a film that is, at the same time, full of contrivance and stereotypical sorts. (Do we really need to see another Irish-american policeman being negligent in his duties?). Yet, somehow all the parts equal a very solid whole and a very tense, sharply focussed and surprising film.

If you see this one on late-night tv as you flick through with your remote, be sure to stop and take a look. This one is a definite "yes".


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