Dial 1119 (1950)

Genres - Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Nov 3, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Louis B. Mayer's nephew Gerald proved himself an able director with the MGM "B" thriller Dial 1119. Marshall Thompson stars as an emotionally disturbed young man who pulls out a gun at a bar and holds the patrons hostage. As the police gather outside, the film concentrates on the various bar customers, each of whom has his or her own deep-rooted problems. Thompson is on the verge of killing everyone around him when a telephoned ruse breaks the crisis. A raw-nerved 75 minutes' worth of entertainment, Dial 1119 was a personal favorite of actress Virginia Field, who played one of the hostages.

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bar [pub], customer, psychopath, hostage, police