The Night Holds Terror filming locations.
The Night Holds Terror is an American crime film based on true events. Releasing date of the film was 13 July 1955. Andrew L. Stone is both a writer and director and a film producer. Columbia Pictures is the production company of the film. The running time of the film is around 86 minutes.
New York Times stated the director “must be accorded a bright green light for what he has accomplished in this tight, economic and steadily suspenseful little picture,” even though it is hard to express and difficult to forget. TV Guide called it a well-constructed and executed film.
The film’s story is based on true events that occurred in February 1953. Three hitchhikers take a factory worker and his family under their gunpoint. Ask for ransom when they get to know that his father is rich enough to fulfill his ransom demand. The film opens with off-screen narration, as a photo of the real Courtier family is displayed under the opening credits. The narration states, “In practically all important respects, this is a true story. Where ever possible, we have used the original locations and even the actual words that will be there in the movie. It is the account of a family-the Courtier family.”
Ratings are average. IMDb gave 6.3 out of 10. Although the audience loved the movie and they also gave good ratings to the film.
Jack Kelly as Gene Courtier. Hildy Parks as Doris Courtier. Vince Edwards as Victor Gosset. John Cassavetes as Robert Batsford. David Cross as Luther Logan. Eddie Marr as Captain Cole. Jack Kruschen as Detective Pope. Joyce McCluskey as Phyllis Harrison. Jonathan Hale as Bob Henderson. Barney Phillips as Stransky. Roy Neal as TV Newsreader. Joel Marston as Reporter. Guy Kingsford as Police Technician. Stanley Andrews as Mr. Courtier. Charles Herbert as Steven Courtier. Barbara Woodell as Mrs. Osmond. William Woodson as Narrator.
Filming the film was done in California, USA, only with a few different locations in the state.
The first location is Lancaster in California, where the location of town scenes is recorded. The second location is Antelope Valley of, California. The scenes here are in the desert. Here the Third location is filming Los Angeles in California. Last but not least location for filming is 11750 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA. This location is where the Eisele Lincoln-Mercury dealership is done. Also, Where the Courtiers’ car is traded.