Angel Baby (1961 film)
Angel Baby is a 1961 American drama film directed by Paul Wendkos. It was Burt Reynolds' film debut. Wendkos called it one of my favorite pictures, because I had a theme." In the rural American south, Angel Baby, mute from age eight on, is first seen enduring possible date-rape by Hoke. Her mother chases Hoke off. Worried about Angel's soul, they go to a tent revival. Paul heals her muteness, urging her on to say "God" at first "Lord God" and a prayer of thankfulness; the next day, Angel believes that God has called her, so she decides to follow Paul and work in his ministry. She is given speaking a great deal of attention. Paul's wife, Sarah, is a bit jealous. Paul's preaching method includes having provocatively costumed women perform the parts of temptresses in the bible, such as Jezebel and Delilah. Attracted to Paul, Angel's devotion and passion is cemented when she is attacked by Hoke and rescued by Paul. However, Paul's wife and several other people see the end of the fight and misunderstand Paul's intentions, though it turns out that Paul is in fact in love with Angel.
Angel sets off on her own traveling ministry, but she isn't attracting many followers or many donations. Noticing her beauty and potential, an unscrupulous businessman, Sam Wilcox, approaches Angel Baby to market his patent medicines. To restore her faith, he hires a few shills in the audience to be healed, despite the warnings of Angel's support team; when they see that the trick has empowered her, they remain silent. They "have a little nip" and head over to Paul and Sarah's to reveal this falsehood. Paul remains dissatisfied with his marriage to Sarah, because it turns out he was but a choirboy, led astray by her, molded into a prophet of her imagination, his faith at a low point, he leaves Sarah, ostensibly to go set Angel back on the right path. Angel has become more and more popular, drawing huge crowds, including Hoke, who vows that he will not stand in line to see her, he and his friends spy Paul approaching the revival tent. At the front of the tent, there are so many people trying to get in, they are assigned numbers.
One man is bitter about this, yet manages to get in. Paul tells Angel; this invigorates Angel's preaching. Meanwhile, Paul confronts Sam, drinking in the parking lot, telling him he must confess. Things are going well in the tent, until Sarah bursts in, shouts condemnation of Angel and claims the man in the wheelchair has been paid to fake a miracle. Hoke joins in the fray; the man in the wheelchair freaks out and leaves, which demonstrates the falsehood, a large fight ensues. As people flee, there is a vivid shot of an upturned wheelchair wheel spinning as the crowd in the background runs around; the tent stars to fall. Sam tries to confess during the middle of the melee, but no one is listening; the tent sinks down. Hoke approaches Angel, she continues past him as if she can't hear him. Paul emerges after removing a large timber that has fallen on his wife. Angel winds up at a small store, where a husband and wife recognize her and want her to heal their lame son, she turns out not to be mute after all.
Paul shows up about the same time, watches as she performs a final miracle. The song playing during the closing credits is sung by George Hamilton. George Hamilton as Paul Strand Mercedes McCambridge as Sarah Strand Salome Jens as Angel Baby Burt Reynolds as Hoke Adams Joan Blondell as Mollie Hays Henry Jones as Ben Hays Roger Clark as Sam Wilcox George Hamilton made Where the Boys Are and was determined to make "better, more serious movies", in part to impress his family of his then-girlfriend Susan Kohner. However, the film was a failure, it was shot in Florida. Filming started in April 1960 under the direction of Hubert Cornfield. Shortly into filming at Coral Gables, Cornfield fell ill with appendicitis and was replaced by Paul Wendkos. Reynolds stated, "George Hamilton beat me up in the film, Does that tell you anything?"Wendkos said "I came down and found the company in utter chaos. Everybody was demoralized, I had to come in and pick up all the loose pieces, performed an act of therapy more or less.
I had a strong approach to the material which made it all simple, but allowed everyone to get a common grasp on the material. The concept of course was the corruption of innocence, at the core and fundamental to the picture, everybody sparked to that theme, that concept, it gave them strength that resurrected the whole project."Wendkos says there's only "about two seconds" of footage shot by Cornfield in the final film. Wendos said "the original release company tried to merchandise it as a combination of Bible and sex, like a mini-DeMille picture, it w*as a disaster, so they dumped it on television where the kids saw it, demanded to see it in their schools and New York repertory theatre. The film found its own level in spite of the unbelievable insensitivity of the exploiters of the film." List of American films of 1961 Angel Baby on IMDb Angel Baby at Rotten Tomatoes
France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona
Pamela Franklin is a British actress who appeared in feature films from 1961 until 1976, on American television throughout the 1970s. She is best known for her role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, for which she won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress. Franklin, who had three brothers, was born in Yokohama and grew up in the Far East, where her father was an importer/exporter; the family lived in Japan, Hong Kong and Ceylon before returning to England. At the age of eight she was sent to the Elmhurst School of Ballet in the UK. Franklin made her film debut at age 11 in The Innocents, her television debut in the Wonderful World of Disney's The Horse Without a Head. In 1962 she played opposite William Trevor Howard in the British film The Lion. A year she co-starred with Luke Halpin in Flipper's New Adventure as a wealthy industrialist's daughter abandoned on a tropical island but saved by Halpin and his pet dolphin Flipper. In 1963, Franklin was voted 10th place for the Laurel Awards Top New Female Personality.
She was 14. When she was interviewed about the film in 1979, she said that "she and Stephen Boyd had become friends and the warmth on screen was genuine." In 1966 she had a lead role in the BBC TV series Quick. Franklin received favourable notices for her portrayal of an unusually worldly teenager in the suspense film The Nanny starring Bette Davis, she received an Emmy nomination for her supporting role in the 1965 TV movie Eagle in a Cage in which she again acted opposite Trevor Howard. She acted with Dirk Bogarde, who played her father in Our Mother's House, a film, nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1967. In the same year, Franklin played opposite Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno in The Night of the Following Day as the kidnap victim in the crime thriller; this was her first "adult" role, with one scene showing her topless. In 1970, she appeared with Michele Dotrice in the horror thriller And Soon the Darkness, a film, remade in 2010. For her role as Sandy in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Franklin won the National Board of Review award for Best Supporting Actress.
In the same year, she starred in the John Huston movie Sinful Davey with a young John Hurt, not successful and failed to boost her career. As an adult, Franklin became somewhat typecast in horror films after her performances in the popular occult thrillers Necromancy and The Legend of Hell House opposite Roddy McDowall; this was followed with the television horror movie Satan's School for Girls. Her last film role was in The Food of the Gods, although she made television appearances until 1981, including an episode of Police Story, in which she became physically ill playing a rape victim. Franklin made other notable television appearances including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Six Million Dollar Man, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Vega$, Trapper John, M. D, she gave a memorable performance as the title character in "Jenny Wilde is Drowning," an episode of The Name of the Game, starring Tony Franciosa. Her character was an aspiring actress trying to succeed in Hollywood. Franklin met actor Harvey Jason on the set of Necromancy.
Although the film was not released until 1972, the couple married in 1970 and settled near Hollywood and had two sons. Her husband, along with one of their sons, Louis, co-owns the bookstore Mystery Pier Books, Inc in West Hollywood. On the commentary track for the 2014 Region A Blu-ray release of The Legend of Hell House released by Scream Factory, Franklin admits she was pregnant with her second child whilst filming Food of the Gods and she was ready for a change of career although she enjoyed making the film and living on the island location, she claimed working in television in the United States was a mistake at the time as it limited her career as producers only saw her as a TV actor from on. Pamela Franklin on IMDb Pamela Franklin at the British Film Institute From Innocence to Experience, ABC Film Review, August 1970 Retrieved 7-23-2011
Technicolor is a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating to 1916, followed by improved versions over several decades. It was the second major color process, after Britain's Kinemacolor, the most used color process in Hollywood from 1922 to 1952. Technicolor became known and celebrated for its saturated color, was most used for filming musicals such as The Wizard of Oz and Down Argentine Way, costume pictures such as The Adventures of Robin Hood and Gone with the Wind, animated films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gulliver's Travels, Fantasia; as the technology matured it was used for less spectacular dramas and comedies. A film noir—such as Leave Her to Heaven or Niagara —was filmed in Technicolor. "Technicolor" is the trademark for a series of color motion picture processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, now a division of the French company Technicolor SA. The Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation was founded in Boston in 1914 by Herbert Kalmus, Daniel Frost Comstock, W. Burton Wescott.
The "Tech" in the company's name was inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where both Kalmus and Comstock received their undergraduate degrees and were instructors. Technicolor, Inc. was chartered in Delaware in 1921. Most of Technicolor's early patents were taken out by Comstock and Wescott, while Kalmus served as the company's president and chief executive officer; the term "Technicolor" has been used to describe at least five concepts: Technicolor: an umbrella company encompassing all of the below as well as other ancillary services. Technicolor labs: a collection of film laboratories across the world owned and run by Technicolor for post-production services including developing and transferring films in all major color film processes, as well as Technicolor's proprietary ones. Technicolor process or format: several custom image origination systems used in film production, culminating in the "three-strip" process in 1932. Technicolor IB printing: a process for making color motion picture prints that allows the use of dyes which are more stable and permanent than those formed in ordinary chromogenic color printing.
Used for printing from color separation negatives photographed on black-and-white film in a special Technicolor camera. Prints or Color by Technicolor: used from 1954 on, when Eastmancolor supplanted the three-film-strip camera negative method, while the Technicolor IB printing process continued to be used as one method of making the prints; this meaning of the name applies to nearly all Wikipedia articles about films made from 1954 onward in which Technicolor is named in the credits. Technicolor existed in a two-color system. In Process 1, a prism beam-splitter behind the camera lens exposed two consecutive frames of a single strip of black-and-white negative film one behind a red filter, the other behind a green filter; because two frames were being exposed at the same time, the film had to be photographed and projected at twice the normal speed. Exhibition required a special projector with two apertures, two lenses, an adjustable prism that aligned the two images on the screen; the results were first demonstrated to members of the American Institute of Mining Engineers in New York on February 21, 1917.
Technicolor itself produced the only movie made in Process 1, The Gulf Between, which had a limited tour of Eastern cities, beginning with Boston and New York on September 13, 1917 to interest motion picture producers and exhibitors in color. The near-constant need for a technician to adjust the projection alignment doomed this additive color process. Only a few frames of The Gulf Between, showing star Grace Darmond, are known to exist today. Convinced that there was no future in additive color processes, Comstock and Kalmus focused their attention on subtractive color processes; this culminated in what would be known as Process 2. As before, the special Technicolor camera used a beam-splitter that exposed two consecutive frames of a single strip of black-and-white film, one behind a green filter and one behind a red filter; the difference was that the two-component negative was now used to produce a subtractive color print. Because the colors were physically present in the print, no special projection equipment was required and the correct registration of the two images did not depend on the skill of the projectionist.
The frames exposed behind the green filter were printed on one strip of black-and-white film, the frames exposed behind the red filter were printed on another strip. After development, each print was toned to a color nearly complementary to that of the filter: orange-red for the green-filtered images, cyan-green for the red-filtered ones. Unlike tinting, which adds a uniform veil of color to the entire image, toning chemically replaces the black-and-white silver image with transparent coloring matter, so that the highlights remain clear, dark areas are colored, intermediate tones are colored proportionally; the two prints, made on film stock half the thickness of regular film, we
Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and film director. With a career spanning 60 years, he is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando's Academy Award-winning performances include that of Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather. Brando was an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements, he is credited with helping to popularize the Stanislavski system of acting, having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s. He is regarded as one of the first actors to bring Method Acting to mainstream audiences, he gained acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for reprising the role of Stanley Kowalski in the 1951 film adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire, a role that he originated on Broadway. He received further praise for his performance as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, his portrayal of the rebellious motorcycle gang leader Johnny Strabler in The Wild One proved to be a lasting image in popular culture.
Brando received Academy Award nominations for playing Emiliano Zapata in Viva Zapata!. Brando was included in a list of Top Ten Money Making Stars three times in the 1950s, coming in at number 10 in 1954, number 6 in 1955, number 4 in 1958; the 1960s saw. He directed and starred in the cult western film One-Eyed Jacks, a critical and commercial flop, after which he delivered a series of box-office failures, beginning with the 1962 film adaptation of the novel Mutiny on the Bounty. After 10 years, during which he did not appear in a successful film, he won his second Academy Award for playing Vito Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, a role critics consider among his greatest; the Godfather was one of the most commercially successful films of all time. With that and his Oscar-nominated performance in Last Tango in Paris, Brando re-established himself in the ranks of top box-office stars, placing sixth and tenth in the Money Making Stars poll in 1972 and 1973, respectively. Brando took a four-year hiatus before appearing in The Missouri Breaks.
After this, he was content with being a paid character actor in cameo roles, such as in Superman and The Formula, before taking a nine-year break from motion pictures. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Brando was paid a record $3.7 million and 11.75% of the gross profits for 13 days' work on Superman. He finished out the 1970s with his controversial performance as Colonel Kurtz in another Coppola film, Apocalypse Now, a box-office hit for which he was paid and which helped finance his career layoff during the 1980s. Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen debuts occurred in or before 1950, he was one of six professional actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, U. S. President Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century. Brando was born on April 3, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Marlon Brando, Sr. a pesticide and chemical feed manufacturer, Dorothy Julia.
Brando had Jocelyn Brando and Frances. His ancestry was German, Dutch and Irish, his patrilineal immigrant ancestor, Johann Wilhelm Brandau, arrived in New York in the early 1700s from the Palatinate in Germany. Brando was raised a Christian Scientist, his mother, known as Dodie, was unconventional for her time. An actress herself and a theatre administrator, she helped Henry Fonda begin his acting career. However, she was an alcoholic and had to be brought home from Chicago bars by her husband. In his autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, Brando expressed sadness when writing about his mother: "The anguish that her drinking produced was that she preferred getting drunk to caring for us." Dodie and Brando's father joined Alcoholics Anonymous. Brando harbored far more enmity for his father, stating, "I was his namesake, but nothing I did pleased or interested him, he enjoyed telling me I couldn't do anything right. He had a habit of telling me I would never amount to anything." Brando's parents moved to Evanston, when his father's work took him to Chicago, but separated when Brando was 11 years old.
His mother took the three children to Santa Ana, where they lived with her mother. In 1937, Brando's parents reconciled and moved together to Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago. In 1939 and 1941, he worked as an usher at The Liberty. Brando, whose childhood nickname was "Bud", was a mimic from his youth, he developed an ability to absorb the mannerisms of children he played with and display them while staying in character. He was introduced to neighborhood boy Wally Cox and the two were unlikely closest friends until Cox's death in 1973. In the 2007 TCM biopic, Brando: The Documentary, childhood friend George Englund recalls Brando's earliest acting as imitating the cows and horses on the family farm as a way to distract his mother from drinking, his sister Jocelyn was the first to pursue an acting career, going to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She appeared on Broadway films and television. Brando's sister Frances left college in California to study art in New York.
Brando had been held back a year i
Richard Allen Boone was an American actor who starred in over 50 films and was notable for his roles in Westerns, including his starring role in the television series Have Gun – Will Travel. Boone was born in Los Angeles, the middle child of Cecile and Kirk E. Boone, a corporate lawyer, his father was a descendant of Squire Boone. His mother was the daughter of immigrants from Russia. Richard Boone graduated from Hoover High School in California, he attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, where he was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. He dropped out of Stanford prior to graduation and worked as an oil-rigger, bartender and writer. In 1941 Boone joined the United States Navy and served on three ships in the Pacific during World War II, seeing combat as an aviation ordnanceman and tail gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers. In his youth, Boone had attended the San Diego Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, where he was introduced to theatre under the tutelage of Virginia Atkinson. After the war, Boone used the G.
I. Bill to study acting at the Actors Studio in New York. "Serious" and "methodical," Boone debuted on the Broadway theatrical scene in 1947 with Medea, starring Judith Anderson and John Gielgud. He was in a production of Macbeth. Boone appeared in a short lived TV series based on the play The Front Page, on anthology series such as Actor's Studio and Suspense He returned to Broadway in The Man, directed by Martin Ritt, with Dorothy Gish. Elia Kazan used Boone to feed lines to an actress for a film screen-test done for director Lewis Milestone. Milestone was not impressed with the actress, but he was impressed enough with Boone's voice to summon him to Hollywood, where he was given a seven-year contract with Fox. In 1950, Boone made his screen debut as a Marine officer in Milestone's Halls of Montezuma. Fox used him in military parts in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, he had bigger roles in Red Skies of Montana, Return of the Texan and Way of a Gaucho. Kazan directed him in Man on a Tightrope and he had good parts in Vicki, City of Bad Men In 1953, he played Pontius Pilate in the first Cinemascope film released, The Robe.
He had only one scene in the film, in which he gives instructions to Richard Burton, who plays the centurion ordered to crucify Christ. That was the first film in CinemaScope. Boone made two films for Panoramic, who distributed through Fox: The Siege at Red River and The Raid, he left the studio. During the filming of Halls of Montezuma he befriended Jack Webb, producing and starring in Dragnet. Boone appeared in the film version of Dragnet. Webb was preparing a series about a doctor for NBC. From 1954–56, Boone became a familiar face in the lead role of that medical drama, titled Medic, in 1955 received an Emmy nomination for Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series. While on Medic, Boone continued to appear in films and guest-star on television shows, he was cast in Westerns like Ten Wanted Men with Randolph Scott, Man Without a Star with Kirk Douglas, Robbers' Roost with George Montgomery, Battle Stations with John Lund, Star in the Dust with John Agar, Away All Boats with Jeff Chandler. He guest-starred on General Electric Theater, Matinee Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, The Ford Television Theatre, Studio One in Hollywood, Climax!.
Boone had one of his best roles in The Tall T with Randolph Scott. He was a villain in The Garment Jungle. Boone's next television series, Have Gun – Will Travel, made him a national star because of his role as Paladin, the intelligent and sophisticated, but tough, gun-for-hire in the late 19th-century American West; the show had first been offered to actor Randolph Scott, who turned it down and gave the script to Boone while they were making the film Ten Wanted Men. The show ran from 1957–63, with Boone receiving two more Emmy nominations, in 1959 and 1960. During the show's run, Boone appeared on Broadway in 1959, starring as Abraham Lincoln in “The Rivalry”, it ran for 81 performances. He did other acting appearances such as episodes of Playhouse 90 and The United States Steel Hour and TV movie The Right Man, he had a cameo as Sam Houston in The Alamo, a supporting role in A Thunder of Drums and narrated a TV version of John Brown's Body. Boone was an occasional guest panelist and a mystery guest on What's My Line?, the Sunday night CBS-TV quiz show.
On that show, he talked with host John Charles Daly about their days working together on the TV show The Front Page. In 1963 he was injured in a car accident. Boone had The Richard Boone Show. Although it aired only from 1963–64, he received his fourth Emmy nomination for it in 1964 along with The Danny Kaye Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show; the Richard Boone Show won a Golden Globe for Best Show in 1964. After the end of the run of his weekly show and his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, he would return to the mainland to appear in films like Rio Conchos, The War Lord with Charlton Heston, Hombre with Paul Newman and an episode of Cimarron Strip. The latter was the first time he guest starred on someone else's show and he did it as a favor for the director, friend Lamont Johnson. "It's harder and hard
Sudden Danger is a 1955 American film noir crime drama directed by Hubert Cornfield and starring Bill Elliott, Beverly Garland, Tom Drake. Police detective Doyle is investigating the alleged suicide of a woman who heads a clothing manufacturing company, he suspects that the victim was murdered, that the perpetrator was her son, blinded by her in an accident several years before. Hoping to clear himself, Curtis begins searching for clues on his own. By fadeout time he and Doyle have cornered the actual killer. Bill Elliott as Lt. Andy Doyle Tom Drake as Wallace Curtis Beverly Garland as Phyllis Baxter Dayton Lummis as Raymond Wilkins Helene Stanton as Vera Lucien Littlefield as Dave Glennon Lyle Talbot as Harry Woodruff Minerva Urecal as Mrs. Kelly Frank Jenks as Kenny, the bartender Pierre Watkin as George Caldwell Dial Red O Calling Homicide Chain of Evidence Footsteps in the Night List of American films of 1955 Sudden Danger at the American Film Institute Catalog Sudden Danger on IMDb Sudden Danger at AllMovie Sudden Danger at the TCM Movie Database