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In advance of a presidential visit to the small town of Suddenly, California, a trio of FBI agents enters the Benson family's home to assess potential security risks. Once inside, leader John Baron (Frank Sinatra) reveals himself as a psychopathic assassin, and he kidnaps the family in order to use their house as his vantage point in his plot to kill the president. Sheriff Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden) matches wits with the assassin and his gang in an attempt to save the day.

Release Date

Oct 7, 1954

Running Time

75 minutes

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden


Director Lewis Allen

Screenplay Richard Sale

Producer Robert Bassler

Cinematography Charles G. Clarke

Editing John F. Schreyer

Music David Raksin

Distributor United Artists

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