Monday, July 30, 2007

The Desperate Hours

I'll never understand why they don't make movies like this one any more.

There's nothing special about the movie, it's just an old Bogart movie. He's one of a group of 3 escaped convicts holed up in a house with the standard nuclear family of 1955, mom, dad, big sister, and little brother.

The movie was based on an event that actually occured in 1952. In 1953 it was a mystery writer's award winning novel. In 1954 it was a Tony winning play. Then this movie in 1955. They didn't waste any time back then.

It had to have been cheap to make, no special sets needed, no special effects, just riveting drama.

It's worth the time. It was remade in 1990 and the reviews aren't good for the remake, but I havn't seen that one. The 1955 version is well worth it.

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