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Fourteen Hours Movie Review Summary

Actors: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes

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Robert Cosick is a young man that has a strained relationship with his mom and dad Robert and Christine. He also supspects that his fiancee Virgina doesn't love him anymore. These personal problems make him sad and feel the only way to change this problem is to do things his own way.
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Checking in a hotel room one day, he is greeted by a room service waiter delivering an order to his room. The aiter sees Robert with his back turn against him. A few seconds later the waiter turns around again to the man but finds that he is gone and only a window is open with Robert on the ledge to attempt sudicide. Concerned he alarms the hotel staff about this and moments later, they see a poilce named Charlie Dunningham ticketing cars outside the hotel. Officer Dunningham goes into Robert's room and the window and outside where Robert is standing and trying to reason with him to come down because taking his life isn't worth it.

Soon a small crowd starts to form below the two with cab drivers (one of them a young Ossie Davis) betting on what hour when Robert will meet his fate. Two young people talk to one another about the disturbing scene and happens to find out they have things in common and want to get to know each other much better. Also Louise Annd Fuller (Grace Kelly) across the hotel building is seated in a room ready to sign divorce papers and sees through the window what is happening at the moment. This give her second thoughts of divorcing her own husband. The police tracks down Robert parents so they can help their son. That do not go well but Robert's mom informs them her son has his fiancee, and the police may think it is possible for her to talk her boyfriend down from the edge of the building to save his life.


The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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