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Sudden Fear (1952)

Sudden Fear
6.9 Rating
(16 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Myra Hudson
Jack Palance

Jack Palance

Lester Blaine
Gloria Grahame

Gloria Grahame

Irene Neves
Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett

Steve Kearney
Virginia Huston

Virginia Huston

Ann Taylor
Mike Connors

Mike Connors

Junior Kearney
George Chan

George Chan

Julius the butler
Estelle Etterre

Estelle Etterre

Eve Ralston


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Lenore J. Coffee

Lenore J. Coffee

Robert Smith

Robert Smith

(screenplay)


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Sudden Fear

3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 20 2:35
Sudden Fear was the last of Joan Crawford’s three Best Actress nominations and, outside of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, was one of her last good movies. Sudden Fear frequently ventures into great film noir territory, and it would have stayed there as well if it wasn’t for Crawford’s occasional dips into movie star megalomania. When she commits to the character she is surprisingly effect... read more
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.
Release date: 1 August 1952
UPC: 738329011529
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Sudden Fear

“Sudden Fear was the last of Joan Crawford’s three Best Actress nominations and, outside of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, was one of her last good movies. Sudden Fear frequently ventures into great film noir territory, and it would have stayed there as well if it wasn’t for Crawford’s occasional dips into movie star megalomania. When she commits to the character she is surprisingly effective, but there are numerous moments when she slips into movie star posturing, namely when she’s clenching her jaw tightly and pulling her facial muscles to look younger and sexier, that hits a wrong note and tone. She gets to play the victim and victimizer, always a perfect combination for the actress to engage in. (Crawford sure did love to put her characters through some intense emotional BDSM” read more

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