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The Desperate Hours

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Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1955
Drama, Thriller, Film noir

Synopsis

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 and their young son.

Synopsis

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 and their young son.

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The Desperate HoursDirected byWilliam Wyler

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1996
National Board of Review
1955 | Winner: Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1955 | 3rd place: Best Director
Edgar Allan Poe Awards
1956 | Winner: Best Motion Picture

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