Posted Mon Sep 26, 2016 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The 1954 film noir classic will return to Blu-ray next month.
In an early announcement to retailers, The Film Detective is working on 'Suddenly (1954)' for Blu-ray on October 25.
It’s not every day the president comes to town … When he makes a stop in sleepy Suddenly, Calif., things liven up after a possible assassination attempt comes to light.
In a house atop a hill overlooking the train station where the president will arrive, three gangsters, led by John Baron (Frank Sinatra, From Here to Eternity, The Manchurian Candidate, On the Town), have taken hostages Pop Benson (James Gleason, The Night of the Hunter, Arsenic and Old Lace, Meet John Doe), his daughter Ellen (Nancy Gates, Some Came Running, World Without End) and her son Peter III, a.k.a. “Pidge” (Kim Charney, The Werewolf, Man From God’s Country).
Local sheriff Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden, The Godfather, Dr. Strangelove, The Asphalt Jungle) and Secret Service agent Dan Carney (Willis Bouchey, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Big Heat, Pickup on South Street) are pitted against Baron, who’s determined not to let anyone stand in his way.
Baron is good with a gun and has the perfect vantage point, all he has to do is keep a cool head … But can he? This cold-blooded thriller from director Lewis Allen (The Uninvited) feels as savage as it did decades ago when the New York Times called Sinatra’s performance, “a melodramatic tour de force.”
Restored in HD from the original 35mm film elements to showcase the stunning film grain, Suddenly is presented in full screen with the original aspect ratio of 4 x 3 (1:75) and original soundtrack restored in DTS-HD.
You can find the latest specs for 'Suddenly (1954)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's now indexed under October 25.
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