14 Hours
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Henry Hathaway directed this high-tension drama about a man teetering on the verge of self-destruction and how his dilemma affects those around him. Robert Cosick (Richard Basehart) is a desperate and despondent young man who has never gotten along with his parents (Robert Keith and Agnes Moorehead) and believes his girlfriend Virginia (Barbara Bel Geddes) no longer loves him. Cosick creeps onto the ledge of a skyscraper in downtown New York and threatens to jump; for the next 14 hours, Dunnigan (Paul Douglas), a policeman who was passing by, tries to talk him down, searching for a way to… 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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