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Suddenly (1954) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Lewis Allen and produced by Robert Bassler.

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Suddenly (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

In some ways, the sleepy town of Suddenly feels like it could have easily been the prototype for Mayberry (Willis Bouchey’s appearance acting as the one actual tie-in to The Andy Griffith Show). The sheriff wanders around lazily. He knows everyone by name and they probably haven’t had an... Read full article


Suddenly (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 23, 2017 From 4 Star Films

In some ways, the sleepy town of Suddenly feels like it could have easily been the prototype for Mayberry (Willis Bouchey’s appearance acting as the one actual tie-in to The Andy Griffith Show). The sheriff wanders around lazily. He knows everyone by name and they probably haven’t had an... Read full article


…And Suddenly It’s Murder! (1960)

By Beatrice on Feb 19, 2017 From Flickers in Time

…And Suddenly It’s Murder! (Crimen) Directed by Mario Camerini Written by Luciano Vincenzoni et al 1960/Italy/France Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica/Orsay Films First viewing/Amazon Instant This probably?would have been about 100 times funnier in the original Italian. Three couples... Read full article


Suddenly (1954, Lewis Allen)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 21, 2016 From The Stop Button

I?m sure there?s got to be some examples of well-written ?Red Scare? screenplays, but Suddenly isn?t one of them. Writer Richard Sale?s got a lot of opinion about the dirty Commies, he just never gets the opportunity to have any one character fully blather it out. They?re too busy blathering out pat... Read full article


Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 18, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Suddenly, Last Summer Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams from a play by Williams 1959/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Horizon Pictures/Academy Pictures Corporation/Camp Films First viewing/Netflix rental I don’t know how or why I avoided this f... Read full article


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Quotes from

John Baron: It didn't stop. It didn't stop!


Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Don't play God just because you have a gun.
John Baron: You know when you have a gun you ARE in a way sort of a god. If you had the gun then you would be the god.


[last lines]
Last Driver: [stops car to ask for directions] Say, officer.
Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Yeah?
Last Driver: Could you tell me the way to Three Rivers?
Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Ah, you go down to the first intersection, you turn left, it's about sixty miles.
Last Driver: Thanks. What town in this?
Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Suddenly.
Last Driver: Suddenly what?
Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: No, that's the name.
Last Driver: That's a funny name for a town.
[begins to drive away]
Sheriff Tod Shaw, Suddenly California: Oh, I don't know. I don't know about that.


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Facts about

Shot in four weeks.
Contrary to popular belief this film was NOT withdrawn from circulation at Sinatra's behest, as he had no say in the matter. His own family have gone to great lengths through the years to dispel this popular rumor.
After the film was withdrawn from circulation, there was a failure to renew the copyright and it fell into the public domain. As a result, in the early years of home video, the film became widely available from a number of discount/public domain labels
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