The Desperate Hours

1955, 112m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened December 7–8, 2017

Wyler reteamed with Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March, casting them as antagonists in a hostage drama. Escaped convict Bogart and his tagalongs invade the suburban home of businessman March, and the occupation shreds the nerves of March’s family. Deftly dialing up the tension layered by Joseph Hayes into the adaptation of his novel and play, Wyler demonstrates his mastery of space and logistics.

A film by William Wyler