Sudden Fear

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Sudden Fear ★★★ 1952

Successful playwright/heiress Myra Hudson (Crawford) has a whirlwind romance, leading to marriage, with oh-so-charming actor Lester Blaine (Palance). But Les is more interested in Myra's money and gets together with former flame Irene (always the bad girl Grahame) to get rid of his new bride and inherit her fortune. But Myra finds out about the plot and puts her writing talent to work in coming up with a new scenario. Good suspenser with fine performances. Adapted from the book by Edna Sherry. 111m/B VHS, DVD . Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Huston, Mike Connors; D: David Miller; W: Lenore Coffee, Robert Smith; C: Charles B(ryant) Lang Jr.; M: Elmer Bernstein.