Suddenly (1954)


index“When a house is on fire everybody must come and help put it out… because the next time it just might be your house.” Sheriff Tod Shaw

Number of Times Seen – at least 5 times (Cable, DVD, 25 Jul 2013)

Brief Synopsis – 3 hit men show up in the small town of Suddenly, California with plans to assassinate The President of the United States.

My Take on it – Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden are both great in this movie on opposite sides of the law.

Sinatra and his men show up in town to assassinate the President as he passes thru. Hayden is the chief of police who tries to stop them.

This movie is very tense and suspenseful and is done expertly.

One of the most interesting tidbits of trivia about this movie is that Lee Harvey Oswald apparently watched it prior to his assassination of JFK.  Subsequently, it is rumored that Sinatra had this movie banned from TV and video for years due to his guilt over that connection.  Sinatra’s family has repeatedly denied that the information is true.

All that being said, this movie has a very patriotic feel and it’s worth seeing.

This movie is relatively short (1:15 minutes), but sweet.

Bottom Line – Excellent movie, great plot. Very suspenseful. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy

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