The Night Holds Terror

The Night Holds Terror

Director: Andrew L. Stone Cast: Jack Kelly, Hildy Parks, Vince Edwards


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2011
UPC: 0043396388925
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank: 58,438

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Kelly Gene Courtier
Hildy Parks Doris Courtier
Vincent Edwards Victor Gosset
John Cassavetes Robert Batsford
David Cross Luther Logan
Jack Kruschen Detective Pope
Joyce McCluskey Phyllis Harrison
Jonathan Hale Bob Henderson
Barney Phillips Stranske
Charles Herbert Steven
Nancy Zane Deborah
Joel Marston Reporter
Eddie Marr Capt. Cole

Technical Credits
Andrew L. Stone Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lucien Cailliet Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Fred Jackman Cinematographer
Virginia Stone Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Night Holds Terror
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [5:36]

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