14 Hours
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Filled with genuine nail-biting tension this multi-textured drama centers on the 14-hour-long relationship between a distraught, suicidal man standing upon the narrow ledge of a 17-story building and the courageous traffic cop who tries to talk him down. Both Richard Basehart, as depressed and confused Robert Cossick, and Paul Douglas, as Patrolman Dunnigan, give perhaps the finest performances of their careers. Many also consider this film to be one of the best, from too-frequently underrated filmmaker Henry Hathaway. Filmed with deft camera angles that create for the viewer a harrowing sense… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A remarkably compact motion picture... those who have no memory of that or any similar case will find gripping suspense, absorbing drama and stinging social comment in this film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The film's finest moments come at the very beginning."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Simple yet strangely compelling..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Estréia de Grace Kelly no cinema, Horas Intermináveis é irregular, mas interessante."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It follows along the lines of Ace in the Hole by building most of the tension from the reaction shots of the bystanders."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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