By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Her collaborators respect her, she has a devoted secretary in Ann Taylor (Virginia Hudson) and good business backing from attorney Steve Kearney (Bruce Bennett). Directed by David Miller. Perhaps it worked out best for her. He’s a writer and a film editor experienced in features, TV commercials, Cannon movie trailers, special montages and disc docus. Had Ms. Grahame’s part been fleshed out a bit, I’ll bet she could have been nominated as well. Blu-ray rates: Award winning classic and prestige films from around the world. The Cohen Film Collection All Critics (8) Lang’s skill also contributes to the finale, a tense car vs. pedestrian chase on the steep San Francisco streets. It’s different than a plain-wrap Wife In Jeopardy thriller in that Crawford’s Myra isn’t merely a terrified victim — I’m thinking of Doris Day’s mechanical thriller Midnight Lace as a prime example of that. Ah, most of the movie consists of Myra/Joan going through multiple emotional changes. The experience left me a changed man. Joan Crawford controls every aspect of this glamorous, Oscar nominated noir about a murderous marriage double-cross. Myra doesn’t even need a copy of Alfred Hitchcock’s How to Succeed in Homicide without Really Trying to formulate her scheme. also featuring sleazy jack palance and gloria grahame. Approved | 1h 50min | Film-Noir, Thriller | 24 October 1952 (Italy) 1:20 | Trailer. | Top Critics (1) Coming Soon. | Rating: 4/5, February 11, 2005 Apple TV

This is a very early music title for composer Elmer Bernstein, and his powerful score assures us from the start that something heavy is going down. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. Gloria Grahame performs well under pressure, making Irene’s thoroughly venal rottenness seem natural behavior for a girl who can’t say No. Fire TV | Fresh (8).

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Roku ®. Francisco heiress who is a successful playwright. Art Director Boris Leven But there’s a hitch: Lester’s too-good-to-be-true behavior is mostly an act. Written by Lenore Coffee, Robert Smith from a novel by Edna Sherry I was just wondering what I've done to deserve you. The movie was nominated for four Oscars, including both leads. Despite its often laughably mechanical plot, the movie enjoys a sterling reputation. Does she suspect me?’. The only other supplement is a re-release trailer (1m 20s). It isn’t to hide her age quite yet, but it still seems as overdone as Myra’s many costume changes. She got the Supporting Actress nod, and won, for her interesting part in MGM’s The Bad and the Beautiful. | Rating: B In a few days Myra will sign a new will, that they think will block Lester’s access to her father’s millions. Please help us to describe the issue so we can fix it asap. |, August 23, 2020 Good acting enlivens a by-the-book, gimmick-laden plot, with every moment designed to flatter the star. Shattered by the revelation, Myra pulls herself together and hatches a revenge scheme. -Time Out. Myra will beat Lester to the punch, shoot him dead, and then pin the murder rap on that peroxide hussy Irene. Everything about Crawford’s performance is control, especially her Great Lady act with the patrician diction she learned so well at MGM. Jeremy Arnold sees Sudden Fear as a noir classic and I don’t, but I chalk up that discrepancy to my particular Crawford bias — I did a docu once that required studying her career for four months straight.

The moody B&W cinematography by Charles Lang takes on an inky beauty... Joan Crawford won her third and last Oscar nomination for this well executed noir thriller, featuring Jack Palance in a scary performance. Like many underrecognized treasures, David Miller's Sudden Fear fits into and defies different genres, its convention-scrambling partly the result of …

Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! In mechanical terms Sudden Fear has good thriller punctuation. Sudden Fear Newly Restored! Watch Sudden Fear movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. Is Myra Hudson a forgotten twin of Blanche Hudson, and sister to our beloved, profane Baby Jane Hudson? Video: Excellent Despite a slow start, this is a fine suspense thriller that earned Oscar nominations for Crawford (Best Actress; she lost to Shirley Booth for COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA), Palance (Best Supporting Actor), O'Brien's costume design and Lang's cinematography. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Imagine the entire farewell scene staying with Captain Renault’s POV, with most of Rick and Ilsa’s romantic farewell either dropped, or played over reaction shots of Claude Rains. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. SFIFF Report: Red Carpet, Parker Posey, Capsule Reviews! Produced by Joseph Kaufman

Never ceding center stage, Crawfor keeps Sudden Fear as focused on one character as a complex noir tale can be. Cohen offers a trailer, a little pamphlet with some photos and credits, and a full commentary by TCM writer Jeremy Arnold. / Street Date December 13, 2016 / 34.99

In the hardboiled kill-off finale, everything again plays off Crawford, and Gloria Grahame’s input is kept to an absolute minimum. Joan Crawford is great in this noir thriller.

Shortly after the honeymoon, Myra overhears Lester and his lover, Irene (Gloria Grahame), plotting to murder the wealthy writer for her inheritance. A last remark: did anybody sense this early that Joan Crawford’s slide toward grotesquery would make her suitable as a horror star? | Rating: 3/5. We certainly get glimmers of that in a brief expressionist sequence where Myra imagines being a murder victim: in a swift string of highly stylized shots we see her falling from a skyscraper, being smothered with a pillow, etc. Sudden Fear is one of those noir gems about a love-hate relationship between a husband and wife that's doomed from the very beginning. Every dramatic high point is reserved for Myra, to the exclusion of others.

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. Director David Miller may have had a lackluster career overall, but he was in top form here. good stuff. I do admire the highly cinematic scene in which Myra, hiding in a closet, must watch as Lester sets a wind-up kiddie toy in her direction. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy But he’s most proud of finding the lost ending for a famous film noir, that few people knew was missing. Sign up here.

Oddly, once Myra realizes that Lester realizes that Myra knows that Lester is trying to kill her, the ending chase scene is pretty anti-climactic. Sudden Fear 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."

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