Sudden Fear

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  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cohen Film Collection, 1952. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (streaming video file) (112 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • OCLC on1035149497
  • Credits
    • Gloria Grahame, Jack Palance, Joan Crawford


  • In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor (Jack Palance). She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans to murder her with the help of his lover (Gloria Grahame).. SUDDEN FEAR received Academy Award Nominations in 1952 for Charles Lang Jr (Best Black & White Cinematography), Joan Crawford (Best Actress), and Jack Palance (Best Supporting Actor).. 2013 Official Selection Il Cinema Ritrovato. “...There is not a shot in this film that isn’t necessary to its dramatic progression. Not a shot, either, that isn’t fascinating and doesn’t make us think it’s a masterpiece of cinema.” - François Truffaut. "Like many underrecognized treasures, David Miller's SUDDEN FEAR fits into and defies different genres, its convention-scrambling partly the result of the fact that the film looks both forward and back." - Melissa Anderson, Village Voice


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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • In English
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