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The Desperate Hours (1967)

The Hilliards are a middle class family whose lives are put in danger when escaped convict Glenn Griffin invades their home. Griffin is crazed, tormenting the Hilllards plus his meek brother Hank. Sadistic Robish is also present.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writers:

Joseph Hayes (play), Clive Exton (teleplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Conrad ... Sam Robish
Arthur Hill ... Dan Hilliard
Mart Hulswit Mart Hulswit ... (as Martin Hulswit)
Graham Jarvis
Michael Kearney Michael Kearney ... Ralphie Hilliard
Yvette Mimieux ... Cindy Hilliard
Barry Primus ... Hank Griffin
George Segal ... Glenn Griffin
Dolph Sweet ... Jesse Bard
Ralph Waite ... Lt. Fredericks
Teresa Wright ... Eleanor Hilliard
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The Hilliards are a middle class family whose lives are put in danger when escaped convict Glenn Griffin invades their home. Griffin is crazed, tormenting the Hilllards plus his meek brother Hank. Sadistic Robish is also present.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1967 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Robert Stack was originally announced to portray Dan Hilliard. However, he backed out, claiming that the character had been weaker than was presented in the original stage and screen versions. He was replaced by Arthur Hill. See more »

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Version of Desperate Hours (1990) See more »

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