Suddenly!

Suddenly!
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Synopsis

In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Dove Review

“Suddenly!” is a classic film starring Frank Sinatra. Most of the film takes place in the household of a woman whose husband was killed in the war, which has caused her to fear guns. The melodrama plays out as three killers attempt to plot the assassination of the president of the United States while taking the woman, her father, son, and the local sheriff hostage.

Due to the gun violence we are awarding our Dove Seal for ages 12 and over to the film, noting also that the picture is in black and white, which reduces the visual imagery somewhat since we don’t see red blood on the victims. The film will appeal to a more cerebral audience since it contains more drama than action but the nostalgia may attract a slightly wider viewer base.

Content Description

Sex: Man and woman kiss briefly.
Language: Boy says "stinking" a few times; Man calls wartime Germans "Jerries" a few times.
Violence: Man shot in the arm and blood seen on his shirt; man shot and killed; man shot by police with a lot of blood on his shirt; men killed by gunfire.
Drugs: Cigarette smoking by bad guys.
Nudity: None.
Other: Man purchases a toy gun for a boy against his mother's wishes.

Info

Company: Film Detective, LLC
Writer: Richard Sale
Director: Lewis Allen
Producer: Robert Bassler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 75 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe