Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Man on the Ledge is a 60-minute TV remake of the 1951 theatrical film Fourteen Hours. Cameron Mitchell (playing the role originated in the film by Richard Basehart) stars as a disconsolate young man who steps out onto a skyscraper ledge, intending to jump to his death. The many people who try to talk Mitchell out of suicide include hard-bitten cop William Gargan, the boy's mother Sylvia Sidney, and his girflfriend Vera Miles. Both this TV drama and the original Fourteen Hours were based on a real-life incident which had a more tragic denouement than the one depicted herein. Man on the Ledge originally aired as the December 28, 1955 entry in the Twentieth Century Fox Hour television anthology.
girlfriend, mother, police-officer, skyscraper, suicide-attempt