Fourteen Hours

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Back in 1938, John Warde perched on a ledge 17 floors up a skyscraper, and, for 14 hours, threatened to jump. This vertiginous melodrama recounts the event in professional low-key journalistic fashion. As in Ace in the Hole, the emphasis is as much on the reaction of bystanders as on the plight of the would-be suicide. Cab-drivers take bets, while cops and psychiatrists try to talk him down. Grace Kelly, in her debut, appears among the onlookers.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Hathaway
Screenwriter: John Paxton
Cast: Debra Paget
Grace Kelly
Howard da Silva
Agnes Moorehead
Paul Douglas
Jeffrey Hunter
Richard Basehart
Barbara Bel Geddes
Robert Keith
Jeff Corey
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