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The Resource The desperate hours, Paramount Pictures Corporation ; producer/director, William Wyler ; screenplay, Joseph Hayes, (electronic resource e-video)

The desperate hours, Paramount Pictures Corporation ; producer/director, William Wyler ; screenplay, Joseph Hayes, (electronic resource e-video)

Label
The desperate hours
Title
The desperate hours
Statement of responsibility
Paramount Pictures Corporation ; producer/director, William Wyler ; screenplay, Joseph Hayes
Contributor
Actor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on the novel and play by Joseph Hayes, which in turn was inspired by an actual event, The Desperate Hours is the prototypical "family-trapped-by-criminals" drama. Escaped convicts Humphrey Bogart, Robert Middleton and Dewey Martin, seeking an appropriate hideout until they can make contact with their money supply, deliberately choose the suburban home of Fredric March and his family. The cold-blooded Bogart wants no trouble with the police, and he knows he can cower a family with children into cooperating with him. The convict orders March, his wife Martha Scott, and their children Richard Eyer and Mary Murphy, to go about their normal activities so as not to arouse suspicion. Young Eyer, upset that March won't lift a hand against Bogart, assumes that his father is a coward. The authorities are alerted when March, at Bogart's behest, draws money for the convict's getaway from the bank. Pushed to the breaking point, March begins subtly turning the tables on the convicts. Bogart's character in Desperate Hours was originally written for a much younger man, which explains why Paul Newman was able to play the part in the original Broadway production. The film was slated to co-star Bogart with his old pal Spencer Tracy, but this plan fell through when the two actors couldn't agree on who would get top billing. Desperate Hours was remade in 1991 with Mickey Rourke in the Bogart role
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by William Wyler
Intended audience
Rated PG
PerformerNote
Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1981
  • 1899-1957
  • 1897-1975
  • 1914-1990
  • 1914-2003
  • 1918-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wyler, William
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • March, Fredric
  • Kennedy, Arthur
  • Scott, Martha
  • Hayes, Joseph Arnold
  • hoopla digital
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Escapes
  • Hostages
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The desperate hours, Paramount Pictures Corporation ; producer/director, William Wyler ; screenplay, Joseph Hayes, (electronic resource e-video)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979752
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 112 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792187080
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10979752
Publisher number
MWT10979752
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT10979752
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
The desperate hours, Paramount Pictures Corporation ; producer/director, William Wyler ; screenplay, Joseph Hayes, (electronic resource e-video)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10979752
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 112 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792187080
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10979752
Publisher number
MWT10979752
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT10979752
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
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