Sudden Fear (1952) Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame - Film


Sudden Fear
by David Miller
Publication date 1952
Topics Film-Noir, Thriller
Publisher Joseph Kaufman Productions
Title: Sudden Fear
Summary: After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.
Directed by: David Miller
Actors: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
Production Company: Joseph Kaufman Productions
Release Date: 24 October 1952 (Italy)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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?

A wonderful if unusual film. There are a few Gloria Grahame fans on the site besides me, and I really liked her in this film. I've always been a Jack Palance fan, so it's nice to see some of his earlier work. The film was a little over-wrought as represented by Crawford's character. It was also a peculiar ending for its day.

Thank you so much.