“See what happens when the President passes through Suddenly!” read the original theatrical poster for Suddenly in 1954. Legendary performer and Oscar® winner (for From Here to Eternity) Frank Sinatra is John Baron, a hitman driven to the edge. Baron and his thugs come to Suddenly, a small town that epitomizes America, where they take a family and a sheriff (Sterling Hayden) hostage. They use the family’s house as a perch to take aim at The President of the United States! Will the assassins succeed?
Sinatra made two films with a plot revolving around a Presidental assassination (the other being The Manchurian Cnadidate), but Suddenly became infamous when it was learned Lee Harvey Oswald had watched the film just a few days before he shot President Kennedy. After learning of this, Sinatra had the prints of Suddenly removed from circulation.
A gritty, classic and controversial film noir featuring one of the greatest entertainers of all time, the Roan Group is proud to present the 50th Anniversary Special Edition DVD of Suddenly, produced from the finest original elements, with digital sound.
Included on this DVD are the first episodes of the classic serials Flash Gordon Conquerers the Universe and Radar Men from the Moon.