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The Desperate Hours [Limited Edition] (Blu-ray)

The Desperate Hours [Limited Edition] (Blu-ray)

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Three escaped convicts invade the home of a suburban family in the classic 1955 thriller starring Humphrey Bogart based on the novel by Joseph Hayes.

Director William Wyler (Detective Story, Roman Holiday) pairs up two Hollywood legends - Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca) and Fredric March (The Best Years of Our Lives) - for their only appearance together. The result is an electrifying tour de force pitting two giants of the silver screen against each other.

Three escaped cons, led by the ruthless Glenn Griffin (Bogart), force their way into a suburban home, intending to hide out while they await the arrival of an all-important package. But what should have been an overnight stay extends into a protracted hostage situation, pitting Glenn against the embattled family patriarch, Daniel Hilliard (March) - a man with everything to lose.

Adapted by Joseph Hayes (The Third Day) from his own novel and stage play and inspired by actual events, The Desperate Hours is a classic tale of suspense from a master filmmaker at the height of his creative powers, now fully restored from the original VistaVision negative.


Bonus Materials

  • Brand new restoration by Arrow Films from a 6K scan of the original VistaVision negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original restored lossless mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on all films
  • Brand new audio commentary by film historian Daniel Kremer
  • Trouble in Suburbia – brand new appreciation of the film by José Arroyo, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick
  • The Lonely Man – brand new visual essay by Eloise Ross, co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque
  • Scaled Down and Ratcheted Up – brand new audio interview with Catherine Wyler, daughter of director William Wyler
  • Lobby cards gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio
  • Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Philip Kemp and Neil Sinyard


Cast & Crew

  •       Humphrey Bogart
  •       Fredric March
  •       Martha Scott
  •       Arthur Kennedy
  •       Gig Young
  •       Alan Reed
  •       Bert Freed
  •       Dewey Martin
  •       Mary Murphy
  •       Richard Eyer
  •       Robert Middleton
  •       Ray Collins
  •       Whit Bissell
  •       Ray Teal

Director: William Wyler

Additional Details

Label: Arrow Video

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Language: English

Run Time: 112 mins

Region: A

Release Date: 10/17/23

UPC: 760137135784

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