|The Desperate Hours|
|Directed by||Ted Kotcheff|
|Produced by|| Daniel Melnick |
|Written by||Clive Exton|
|Based on||play by Joseph Hayes|
The Desperate Hours is a 1967 TV film. It was an adaptation of the 1954 novel The Desperate Hours .
The film was originally going to star George Segal and Robert Stack.Stack then read the script, was unhappy his role – that of the father – had been changed into a "psychopathic heavy" and pulled out, saying it "wasn't the same story" as the novel and play.
One reviewer thought the leads were miscast.
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