Frank Sinatra gives a tour de force performance as a cold-blooded killer who stages an assassination attempt on the President. Perhaps this taut, low-budget thriller was too prophetic; it inspired The Manchurian Candidate
(1962), also starring Sinatra, and was also pulled from circulation for years after the JFK assassination. It was reported that Lee Harvey Oswald saw Suddenly
before he shot Kennedy.
(1954) Lewis Allen, with Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden 75 mins., with 2nd screening featuring historian Drew Caspar’s commentary 75 mins. Courtesy Film Preservation Associates.
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Ciné Salon's Spring 2013 film series digs deep into the archives and comes up with cinematic gold, unique and original visions. The films range from underrated mainstream classics (Moana
, The Cruel Sea
) to avant-garde experiments (Alexander Kluge, Sami van Ingen, Bruce Baillie) and a comic rediscovery (Charley Bowers).
Ciné Salons are held on selected Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Mayer Room at Howe Library. For a complete schedule of Ciné Salon events, click here.