Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Forgotten Movies: Suddenly
The fabulous Sterling Hayden plays the sheriff of a small town called Suddenly, which is along a railroad line where the President will soon be passing. A hit man (Sinatra) and his thugs find the perfect spot for his assassination in the home of Hayden's girlfriend (Nancy Gates).
This is a short taut movie that is unbearably exciting. Sinatra makes a perfect hit-man and the simplicity of the story, town, and story make it a brilliant film. Directed by Lewis Allen and written by Richard Sale.
There was some speculation that this film inspired Lee Harvey Oswald.
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