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The Resource Sudden fear, an RKO Radio picture ; Joseph Kaufman presents ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith ; produced by Joseph Kaufman ; directed by David Miller, (videorecording)

Sudden fear, an RKO Radio picture ; Joseph Kaufman presents ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith ; produced by Joseph Kaufman ; directed by David Miller, (videorecording)

Label
Sudden fear
Title
Sudden fear
Statement of responsibility
an RKO Radio picture ; Joseph Kaufman presents ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith ; produced by Joseph Kaufman ; directed by David Miller
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • In this rediscovered masterpiece of film noir, Joan Crawford plays a successful playwright who marries a less than stellar actor (Jack Palance) with a troubling secret. She soon discovers that he not only married her for her money, but that he plans to murder her with the help of his lover (Gloria Grahame in a performance The New York Times hailed as "hard, brash and sexy"). Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actress (Crawford), Best Supporting Actor (Palance) and Best Black & White Cinematography (Charles B. Lang Jr.), this taut thriller also features a score by Elmer Bernstein that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. - Container
  • A successful playwright who marries a mediocre actor with a troubling secret. She soon discovers that he not only married her for money but that he plans to murder her with the help of his lover. She must use her plotting skills to save her own life
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Charles B. Lang Jr. ; music by Elmer Bernstein ; editor, Leon Barsha
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S83 2016
PerformerNote
Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Huston, Touch Conners
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1909-1992
  • 1911-1961
  • 1908-1977
  • 1919-2006
  • 1906-2007
  • 1925-1981
  • 1925-2017
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Miller, David
  • Coffee, Lenore
  • Smith, Robert
  • Kaufman, Joseph
  • Crawford, Joan
  • Palance, Jack
  • Grahame, Gloria
  • Bennett, Bruce
  • Huston, Virginia
  • Connors, Mike
  • Sherry, Edna
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Cohen Media Group
Runtime
110
Series statement
Cohen film collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors
  • Dramatists
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Uxoricide
Technique
live action
Label
Sudden fear, an RKO Radio picture ; Joseph Kaufman presents ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith ; produced by Joseph Kaufman ; directed by David Miller, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based upon Edna Sherry's story "Sudden fear."
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • 1.37:1 aspect ratio
  • "New 2K restoration" - container
  • Special features: audio commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold, author of "Turner classic movies" the essentials
Bar code
  • 31223127338102
  • 31223127338128
  • 31223127338086
  • 31223127338094
  • 31223127338110
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Halfway to heaven -- "Let it be you" -- Different worlds -- Independent means -- The ugly truth -- "Don't fight it, dear" -- Gathering the pieces -- Turning the tables -- Putting things in motion -- Cat & mouse -- A bittersweet ending
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9781417248162
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952828297
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CMGBD8282
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)963974031
System details
Blu-ray; dual mono; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc
Label
Sudden fear, an RKO Radio picture ; Joseph Kaufman presents ; screenplay by Lenore Coffee and Robert Smith ; produced by Joseph Kaufman ; directed by David Miller, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based upon Edna Sherry's story "Sudden fear."
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • 1.37:1 aspect ratio
  • "New 2K restoration" - container
  • Special features: audio commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold, author of "Turner classic movies" the essentials
Bar code
  • 31223127338102
  • 31223127338128
  • 31223127338086
  • 31223127338094
  • 31223127338110
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Halfway to heaven -- "Let it be you" -- Different worlds -- Independent means -- The ugly truth -- "Don't fight it, dear" -- Gathering the pieces -- Turning the tables -- Putting things in motion -- Cat & mouse -- A bittersweet ending
Dimensions
4 3/4 in..
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (110 min.)
Isbn
9781417248162
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
741952828297
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CMGBD8282
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)963974031
System details
Blu-ray; dual mono; requires Blu-ray player
Video recording format
Blu-ray disc

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