The Desperate Hours (play)
|The Desperate Hours|
|Written by||Joseph Hayes|
Lt. Carl Fredericks
|Date premiered||10 February 1955|
|Place premiered||Ethel Barrymore Theatre|
|Setting||Present day: Indianapolis, Indiana|
The Desperate Hours is a 1955 play by Joseph Hayes, based on his 1954 thriller novel of the same title. The story, about three escaped convicts, was the basis for the films The Desperate Hours in 1955 and Desperate Hours in 1990.
The Desperate Hours won Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Direction in 1955
- "The Desperate Hours". That Theatre Site. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
- "The Shubert Theater". CAPA New Haven. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-17.
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