Nothing ever happens in Suddenly. It's just a small town with small concerns. That is until the President decides to show up. Thus, amid fears of an assassination attempt, the F.B.I. arrive and occupy a local family's home from where they can monitor the arrival of the President's entourage. As the clock ticks down towards the commander in chief's arrival however, we discover that the men from the F.B.I. aren't quite who they say they are. In this intelligent 1954 film noir thriller, Frank Sinatra's electrifying lead performance as psychotic under-cover assassin John Baron demonstrates why he'd just garnered an Oscar for his supporting role in From Here To Eternity. Ably assisted by Sterling Hayden, Nancy Gates, and James Gleason; Sinatra's menacing interpretation of his character and Lewis Allen's accomplished direction squeeze every last bit of tension from Richard Sale's taut screenplay. Alleged to have been viewed by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, only days prior to the shooting of President Kennedy, Suddenly was subsequently withdrawn from circulation by United Artists at Sinatra's personal request. In the substantial aftermath of JFK's assassination the American public would not see the film again for many years.