The Desperate Hours

Drama - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 10, 1955
  • Closing Date: August 13, 1955
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 212

Playwright: Joseph Hayes

Opening Night Cast

Nancy Coleman Eleanor Hillard
Karl Malden in The Desperate Hours Karl Malden Dan Hillard
Paul Newman in The Desperate Hours Paul Newman Glenn Griffin
George Matthews Robish
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joseph Hayes Writer
  Robert Montgomery Staging
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
  Robert Randolph Costume Design
  Howard Bay Lighting Design
  Sam Handelsman General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Author of a Play Joseph Hayes Winner
1955 Direction (pre-1960) Robert Montgomery Winner
1955 Play   Winner
1955 Producer of a Play Howard Erskine
Joseph Hayes
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