Jim Fletcher, waking up from a coma, finds he is to be given a court martial for treason and charged with informing on fellow inmates in a Japanese prison camp during WWII. Escaping from ... See full summary »
The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.Written by
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The rifle the gangsters are using is a German Gewehr 43, also known as a G43 or a Gew 43. It is semi-automatic and fires an 8mm cartridge. It is well-suited for the task they are undertaking. See more »
When Baron's henchman touches the metal table grounded to the television set, he is standing in water deliberately spilled on the floor by Pop Benson for that purpose and, according to the script, electrocuted, but the camera shot of his feet shows he is wearing rubber soled shoes. So he could not have completed the circuit. See more »
...Sinatra is great as hired assassin John Baron who's half million dollar job is to off the POTUS when his train stops in Suddenly, California.
If you've ever read Black Mask or any of the old crime pulps, Suddenly has that kind of vibe. Tough, highly stylized talk and attitude takes center stage in spite of any lick of logical behavior or plot coherence. I'm serious here, kids, the story is a mess. So, the decent 7 rating is for one reason only: Blue Eyes is that good.
A must see for Sinatra fans and a definite gripper for those who can really, really, really suspend disbelief.
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