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Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear(1952)

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Brief Synopsis

Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson's new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn't look like a "romantic leading man." On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive? The answer brings on a game of cat and mouse; but who's the cat and who's the mouse?

Cast & Crew

David Miller Director
Joan Crawford Myra Hudson Blaine
Jack Palance Lester Blaine
Gloria Grahame Irene Nevis
Bruce Bennett Steve Kearney
Virginia Huston Ann Taylor
Touch Conners Junior Kearney
Taylor Holmes Producer
George Chan Julius, the butler
Arthur Space Party guest
Estelle Ettere Party guest
Selmer Jackson Party guest
Charles B. Lang Jr. Director of Photography

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 7 Aug 1952
Release Date:  1952 Production Date:  EB
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Joseph Kaufman Productions, Inc., RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  110-111 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,966    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Great film, beware of DVD quality

    Jo 2014-01-21

    I'd never seen Sudden Fear and was really quite taken with both the plot and the cast. Joan Crawford was absolutely marvelous - and Jack Palance was... MORE>

  • Sudden Fear with Joan Crawford and Jack Palance

    Susan 2013-08-17

    I loved this film noir. While the basic story line may be familiar, the acting is superb and the final ending is unexpected. MORE>

  • I like this movie

    Misty 2013-03-03

    I enjoyed this movie. Joan looks gorgeous and Jack Palance is menacing. The gowns Joan wears are gorgeous. I love Bette but you have to give Joan props. No... MORE>