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Sudden Fear


Overview - A wealthy playwright suspects her actor husband of being a murderous golddigger in this classic noir drama. Features an original score by Elmer Bernstein. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Actress--Joan Crawford, and Best Supporting Actor--Jack Palance.  Read more...

 

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Overview

A wealthy playwright suspects her actor husband of being a murderous golddigger in this classic noir drama. Features an original score by Elmer Bernstein. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Actress--Joan Crawford, and Best Supporting Actor--Jack Palance.

Cast List

Bruce Bennett - American Actor/1930s-40s
Herman Brix - American Actor/1930s-40s
Virginia Huston - American Actress
David Miller - Director, early '40s-early '80s, MIDNIGHT LACE
Gloria Grahame - American Actress
Gloria Hallward - American Actress
Jack Palance - American Actor
Walter Jack Palahnuik - American Actor
Walter Palance - American Actor
Joan Crawford - Oscar winning american actress, MILDRED PIERCE (1945)
Billie Cassin - Oscar winning american actress, MILDRED PIERCE (1945)
Lucille le Seuer - Oscar winning american actress, MILDRED PIERCE (1945)
Elmer Bernstein - Composer, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981)
Charles Lang - Award-winning Director of Photography, mid '20s-early '70s
Charles Lang Jr. - Award-winning Director of Photography, mid '20s-early '70s
Charles B. Lang - Award-winning Director of Photography, mid '20s-early '70s
Charles Bryant Lang Jr. - Award-winning Director of Photography, mid '20s-early '70s
Leon Barsha - Editor\"Lady In A Cage"
Lenore Coffee - American Screenwriter
Lenore J. Coffee - American Screenwriter
Joseph Kaufman - Executive Producer
Touch Connors
Boris Leven - Production Designer

 
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  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 738329011529
  • Rating: Not Rated

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Suspense
Thriller
Deception
Film Noir
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Synopsis:
In "Sudden Fear" the legendary Joan Crawford portrays Myra Hudson, an heiress-turned successful playwright. When Myra becomes the toast of the town, she marries charismatic actor Lester Blaine. But what she believes to be a blissful marriage turns into a nightmare when Myra discovers that Lester wed her only for money and plans to kill her. So, using the imagination of a skilled dramatist, Myra devises her own devilish plan to get back at Lester.

Notes:
Additional credits: Ralph Hoge (2U director); Jane Gorton (hair); and Consolidated Film Industries (optical effects). Joan Crawford's gowns designed by Sheila O'Brien; furs by Al Teitelbaum; lingerie and hostess gowns by Tula; hats by Rex, Inc., and jewels by Ruser. "Afraid" composed by Elmer Bernstein and Jack Brooks. "Sudden Fear" composed by Irving Taylor and Arthur Altman. Copyright 1952 Joseph Kaufman Productions, Inc.

Reviews:
"...[A] lush noir thriller..." - 02/01/1996 Premiere, p.93


"...[Crawford's] best '50s movie aside from JOHNNY GUITAR..." - 01/31/1996 USA Today, p.5D


"...Tip-top film noir..." -- Rating: A- - 02/09/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.62

 
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