The Threat
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The Threat
Homicidal criminal Charles McGraw busts out of jail, kidnapping the three people responsible for his incarceration. The hapless hostages include detective Michael O'Shea, district attorney Frank Conroy, and nightclub singer Virginia Grey. McGraw makes no secret of his plans to kill O'Shea and Conroy once he has successfully made a getaway; he has other plans for Grey, however, and for a while it seems as though she'll willingly play along with him. The cat-and-mouse game reaches its peak of tension some sixty minutes into this 65-minute thriller. Sparse and unpretentious, The… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... opens with a rat-a-tat energy, quite literally: a prison break, a whining siren, and then the almost unbroken blasts of machine gun fire..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"'Kluger's out!' -- Those are the first words spoken, and they convey a sense of urgency that is pretty much sustained throughout the economical 66-minute running time of this taut deadline thriller"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Plenty of tough action."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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