Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Desperate Hours

The Desperate Hours is a 1955 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March. Also here are Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, Gig Young, and Whit Bissell. William Wyler directs. I like noir and watch them when I come across them. This is a right treat.


The New York Times has a mixed review. DVD Talk calls it "a 'safe & sane' thriller".

Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 83%.


  1. This sounds really familiar to me. I think I saw it on TV when I was a teenager. They showed a lot of the black and white movies and I watched as many as possible. ;)

    1. I saw a lot that way, too, either after school or late at night. Back when we just had 4 channels and they didn't stay on the air 24 hours.