The Night Holds Terror (Widescreen)

Three young, empty-eyed killers, without mercy or morals, turn a private home into a house of horror
The Night Holds Terror (Widescreen)
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Item:  SSC 38892D

DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Description by OLDIES.com:

Based on actual events, this story of armed bandits holding a young family hostage in its own home is as terrifying today as it was when it hit theaters. The brutal characterizations by actors John Cassavetes as the tightly-wound mastermind and Vince Edwards as a psychotic ladies' man, and the finely drawn tension elevate this documentary-style, low-budget thriller to a first-rate noir. Newly remastered.

Product Description:

Though based on a true story, the principal inspiration for THE NIGHT HOLDS TERROR was the success of Paramount's THE DESPERATE HOURS. Jack Kelly plays well-to-do businessman Gene Courtier, who makes the mistake of his life when he picks up hitchhiker Victor Gosset (Vincent Edwards). Soon afterward, Gosset and his criminal confederates (John Cassavetes, David Cross) are holding Courtier and his family hostage. Upon learning that Courtier has a lot of money in the bank, the trio kidnap the businessman and hold him for ransom. Working in concert with Courtier's wife Doris (Hildy Parks), the FBI manages to keep apace with the criminals via the telephone system. Only occasionally resorting to family-held-captive cliches, THE NIGHT HOLDS TERROR is an effective suspenser. Leading lady Hildy Parks later became an influential TV and theatrical producer.

Plot Keywords:

Crime | Criminals | Families | Hostages | Thriller
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  • Sales Rank: 27,650
  • UPC: 043396388925
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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