Count the Hours

  • Don Siegel (1953)
  • US
  • 76 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

In this crime thriller, an itinerant farm worker is sentenced to death for murder, so his wife and a lawyer, who shows more than a passing interest in her, battle to prove his innocence and bring the true culprit to book. MacDonald Carey, Teresa Wright, John Craven and Dolores Moran (as Carey's rich fiancée) star in an efficient directorial exercise for Don Siegel, who maintains the tension in what is essentially no more than a so-so programme-filler.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Macdonald Carey and Teresa Wright. Farm worker George Braden is falsely accused of murder. As the hours tick by, only the efforts of his wife and his lawyer can give him any chance of escaping the gallows.

Cast and crew


Doug Madison
Macdonald Carey
Ellen Braden
Teresa Wright
George Braden
John Craven
Paula Mitchener
Dolores Moran
Edgar Barrier
Max Verne
Jack Elam
Adele Mara
Alvin Taylor
Ralph Sanford


Don Siegel

Other Information

Black and White