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Sudden Fear

1952 Rated NR 1hr 50m

In this Oscar-nominated noir thriller, successful playwright Myra Hudson (Joan Crawford) puts her mystery-writing skills to good use when she suspects that her husband (Jack Palance) and his mistress (Gloria Grahame) are plotting to kill her when they discover the contents of her will. The role offered Crawford a brief comeback during the 1950s as well as a third (and final) Oscar nod. Palance was also nominated, for Best Supporting Actor.

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Movie Details

1953 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1953 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Jack Palance
  • Best Costume Design Black and White nominee
  • Best Actress nominee: Joan Crawford
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono