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Suddenly/Red House [Blu-ray/DVD [4 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Suddenly:
  • Audio commentary with Tom Santopietro
  • Before & after restoration demo
  • The Red House:
  • Audio commentary by William Hare
  • Movie trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Red House
Delmer Daves directs the noirish thriller The Red House, based on the novel by George Agnew Chamberlain. Edward G. Robinson plays Pete Morgan, a farmer who harbors dark secrets and refuses to let anyone near the red house in the woods behind the house. In order to fend off trespassers, he hires Teller (Rory Calhoun) to stand guard. He lives with his sister, Ellen (Judith Anderson), and his adopted daughter, Meg (Allene Roberts). When they hire Meg's friend, Nath Storm (Lon McCallister), to help out on the farm, the two kids start to wonder about the mysterious red house. The film features an eerie original score by Miklós Rózsa. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Suddenly
Suddenly is the name of the small town invaded by professional assassin Frank Sinatra and his henchmen. Taking a local family hostage, Sinatra sets up a vigil at the second-story window of the family's home. From here, he intends to kill the President of the United States when the latter makes a whistle-stop visit. The film's tension level is enough to induce goose pimples from first scene to last. Sinatra is outstanding as the disgruntled war vet who hopes to become a "somebody" by killing the president. The parallels between his character and Lee Harvey Oswald's are too close for comfort, so much so that Suddenly was withdrawn from local TV packages for several years after the JFK assassination. Sinatra would claim in later years that he himself engineered the removal of Suddenly from general distribution, though in fact he'd lost whatever rights he'd held on the film when it lapsed into public domain. Be sure and miss the notorious colorized version of this black-and-white thriller, wherein Sinatra is transformed into Ol' Brown Eyes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Edward G. Robinson
    Edward G. Robinson - Pete Morgan
  • Lon McCallister
    Lon McCallister - Nath Storm
  • Judith Anderson
    Judith Anderson - Ellen Morgan
  • Allene Roberts
    Allene Roberts - Meg Morgan
  • Julie London
    Julie London - Tibby
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