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Joan Crawford turns in one of the most emotionally charged performances of her career as a playwright who must use her plotting skills to save her own life, in this beautifully crafted film noir thriller. Nominated for four Academy Awards, Sudden Fear is an unbeatable combination of lush melodrama and drop-dead suspense.
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. Jack Palance plays an ambitious actor rebuffed by playwright and heiress Joan Crawford. He later romances and marries her before falling under the dark spell of ex-girlfriend Gloria Grahame. When Palance and Grahame plot to get her fortune, the evil scheme backfires with ironically twisted results. Palance has no idea how much his wife truly loves him, and she has no idea how sinister he truly is. It's a fascinating if contrived film, with wonderful nuances and sensitive performances by the three leads. --Bill Desowitz
Have a Very, Very hard time hearing it even after turning my TV volume as loud as it will go...Not Happy.Published 2 months ago by Candice S Jones
A terrific little noir film, lots of tension and excitement. Unusual to see Joan Crawford as vulnerable but she is great and Jack Palance is so good at being bad. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jane M.
Film quality is pretty awful - dusty, too dark, and too much contrast in some scenes compared to another version released by another distributorPublished 5 months ago by Ed Lucas
I would like to complain about the sound quality. Even turned all the way up the sound was muffled. Glad I didn't get rid of my VHS copy. Great movie. ... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alex
I love the movie, the dvd was terrible. I thought KINO made good DVDs I was wrong! The sound was terrible, the picture could been lots better!Published 7 months ago by William Marsee
This Thriller with Joan Crawford is a good film noir... Love Joans performance in this film and Jack Palance is also very good in his part👍Published 10 months ago by ronny nilsson
Aptly titled, this gripping film noir thriller was worth every penny with a very interesting clever ending. It is one of Joan Crawford's better films. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bernadette Koontz