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Sudden Fear

  • Drama
  • 1952
  • David Miller (1)
  • 110 mins
  • PG

Summary

A wealthy playwright who discovers her conniving husband is plotting to bump her off so he can get his hands on her fortune. Thriller, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame and Bruce Bennett.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Joan Crawford has a splendid opportunity to suffer agonies in this contrived but lively thriller in which - like Barbara Stanwyck in Sorry, Wrong Number - she accidentally discovers her husband is plotting to kill her. The woman's whirlwind passion for someone as sinister as Jack Palance strains credulity although her career as a playwright serves to explain why she devises her own scheme to trap Palance and his grasping girlfriend, Gloria Grahame, rather than calling in the police. Dramatically photographed by Charles Lang Jr and forcefully acted under the direction of David Miller, the film is always a visual treat.

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Credits

Cast

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Myra HudsonJoan Crawford
Lester BlaineJack Palance
Irene NevesGloria Grahame
Steve KearneyBruce Bennett
Ann TaylorVirginia Huston
Junior KearneyMike Connors

Crew

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DirectorDavid Miller (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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