Twelve Hours to Kill

Twelve Hours to Kill (also known as 12 Hours to Kill) is a 1960 American crime drama film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Nico Minardos and Barbara Eden.[1]

Twelve Hours to Kill
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Produced byJohn Healy
Written byJerry Sohl
Based onSet Up for Murder
1959 Saturday Evening Post
by Richard G. Stern
StarringNico Minardos
Barbara Eden
Music byPaul Dunlap
CinematographyFloyd Crosby
Edited byBetty Steinberg
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • April 2, 1960 (1960-04-02)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States


Martin Filones (Nico Minardos), a young Greek man, witnesses the murder of gangster Frankie Russo, and is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by Lt. Jim Carnevan (Grant Richards), unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked gendarme. Barbara Eden plays the femme fatale of the story.



Twelve Hours to Kill was the first lead role for Nico Minadros, who had been in Holiday for Lovers.[2]

See also


  1. 12 HOURS TO KILL. (1960, Monthly Film Bulletin, 27, 101. Retrieved from
  2. Scheuer, P. K. (1959, Dec 30). Donehue to direct 'campobello" film. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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