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Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra
John Baron
Sterling Hayden Sterling Hayden
Sheriff Tod Shaw
James Gleason James Gleason
Pop Benson
Nancy Gates Nancy Gates
Ellen Benson
Kim Charney Kim Charney
Peter Benson III
Willis Bouchey Willis Bouchey
Dan Carney
Paul Frees Paul Frees
Benny Conklin
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark
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1 year, 10 months ago at Sep 30 18:58
While not great art, Suddenly is great crackerjack crime-thriller junk food. Taking place in a sleepy ideal of a small town, Suddenly finds a family held hostage by a group of killers intent on assassinating the president. Slightly hysterical in its mania of pro-Cold War/pro-gun messages, a typically bit of rah-rah anti-Communist sentiment of the era, Suddenly mostly works as a thriller played out... read more
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The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw’s unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can’t abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen’s household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town… and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush. —IMDb
Release date: 1 September 1954
UPC: 056775036393
Tags: Film Noir (4), 1954 (2), Thriller (2), Crime (2), Drama (2), Sterling Hayden (1), Gangsters (1), Assassination Attempt (1)
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"A fascinating film noir with a plot that eerily foreshadows what would happen 9 years later in Dallas. The President Of The United States is scheduled to step off a train in the small town of Suddenly before driving off to Los Angeles but a trio of contract killers have taken a family hostage in a nearby house on a hill and armed with a sniper rifle are going to kill the President. This tense well-crafted and well paced little thriller dispenses with frills or padding, and tells its story in a "

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