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The desperate hours : a play based on the novel by the same author

Author: Joseph Hayes
Publisher: New York : Samuel French, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Adapted from his best-selling novel. A smash hit on Broadway with Paul Newman and winner of the Tony Award, this revised edition of The Desperate Hours has been simplified to employ a less complicated set. The Hilliards are a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis; abruptly, their pleasant home becomes a jungle full of cunning and violence. Mr. Hilliard and 19 year old Cindy are allowed to go to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Hayes
ISBN: 0573607974 9780573607974
OCLC Number: 10988951
Description: 184 pages : plans ; 18 cm
Responsibility: by Joseph Hayes.

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"Adapted from his best-selling novel. A smash hit on Broadway with Paul Newman and winner of the Tony Award, this revised edition of The Desperate Hours has been simplified to employ a less complicated set. The Hilliards are a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis; abruptly, their pleasant home becomes a jungle full of cunning and violence. Mr. Hilliard and 19 year old Cindy are allowed to go to work while Mrs. Hilliard and 10 year old Ralphie remain in the house as hostages. Meanwhile, the police search closes in inexorably, conducted by a deputy sheriff who has his own reasons for wanting to kill. The Hilliards are helpless. A murder occurs. The police move closer."--Publisher's description.

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