Man on the Ledge (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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girlfriend, mother, police-officer, skyscraper, suicide-attempt