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Joseph Hayes (I) (1918–2006)

Joseph Hayes was a well-known playwright and author specializing in crime fiction. His best known work, "The Desperate Hours" was first a novel, than a successful Broadway play (taking the 1955 Tony for Best Play), and then a movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March. Hayes had a long career on Broadway and in the movies; he often ... See full bio »

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(1955)
(1990)
The Third Day Writer
(1965)
Suspense Writer
(1949)

Filmography

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 1994 Haute tension (TV Series) (novel "No Escape" - 1 episode)
- Impasse meurtrière (1994) ... (novel "No Escape")
 1990 Desperate Hours (novel) / (play) / (screenplay)
 1989 Ich melde einen Selbstmord (TV Movie) (novel)
 1970 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Bon Voyage!: Part 3 (1970) ... (novel)
- Bon Voyage!: Part 2 (1970) ... (novel)
- Bon Voyage!: Part 1 (1970) ... (novel)
 1967 The Desperate Hours (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 The Third Day (based on the novel by)
 1964 Stunden der Angst (TV Movie) (play "The Desperate Hours"")
 1963 Stolen Hours (adaptation - uncredited)
 1962 Terror After Midnight (novel "The Hours After Midnight")
 1962 Bon Voyage! (book)
 1955 The Desperate Hours (adapted from the novel and play by) / (screenplay)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Moon for Linda (1953) ... (writer)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series) (original story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- Woman's Privilege (1951) ... (original story and teleplay)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Two White Horses (1950) ... (writer)
 1949 Suspense (TV Series) (adapted for television by - 1 episode)
- The Murderer (1949) ... (adapted for television by)
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 1967 The Happiest Millionaire (produced on the New York Stage by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Desperate Hours," was performed at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Ken Rose was director. See more »
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Trivia:

Awarded a Tony in 1955 for his play, Desperate Hours (1990). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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