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The Night Holds Terror Details


Though based on a true story, the principal inspiration for The Night Holds Terror was the success of Paramount's . Jack Kelly plays well-to-do businessman Gene Courtier, who makes the mistake of his life when he picks up hitchhiker Victor Gosset (Vincent Edwards). Soon afterward, Gosset and his criminal confederates (John Cassavetes, David Cross) are holding Courtier and his family hostage. Upon learning that Courtier has a lot of money in the bank, the trio kidnap the businessman and hold him for ransom. Working in concert with Courtier's wife Doris (Hildy Parks), the FBI manages to keep apace with the criminals via the telephone system. Only occasionally resorting to family-held-captive cliches, The Night Holds Terror is an effective suspenser. Leading lady Hildy Parks later became an influential TV and theatrical producer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jack Kelly
as Gene Courtier
Hildy Parks
as Doris Courtier
Vince Edwards
as Victor Gosset
John Cassavetes
as Robert Batsford
Jack Kruschen
as Detective Pope
Joyce McCluskey
as Phyllis Harrison
Jonathan Hale
as Bob Henderson
Barney Phillips
as Stranske
Charles Herbert
as Steven
Joel Marston
as Reporter
Eddie Marr
as Capt. Cole


Andrew L. Stone
Andrew L. Stone
Andrew L. Stone
Fred Jackman, Jr.
Lucien Cailliet
Musical Direction/Supervision
Lucien Cailliet
Composer (Music Score)