|Formats:||PG DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Charles Smith, Kim Charney, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Gates, James O'Hara, Willis Bouchey, James Gleason, Paul Frees, Frank Sinatra, Christopher Dark|
|Collections:||Assassins, Assassins Attack, Deadly Assassins, Decades: 50s, Mugshot Stars, Political Thrillers|
|1hr 12 mins||PG|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
Simply SinatraBy RWhite from Kent , 31 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A young Sinatra brings out the best in a somewhat disappointing script and cast of supporting actors.
The main premise is the assignation of the US President (rumour has it that Sinatra himself pulled the distribution as he played the psychotic hit man too well, although Lee Harvey Oswald saw this before shooting JFK).
Filmed mainly in one room the interaction between characters works quite well and you will not be left disappointed at the end. All in all a fairly good film which many have followed.
Reasonable film with some nice touches.By TezzaBJ (54 reviews) , 15 Mar 2013It's easy to forget Sinatra was an actor as well as a music icon. But here he does a passable job as the psychologically disturbed gangster hired to murder the President. No great revelations but a reasonable film which has some nice touches.
Suddenly swiching offBy Sezzle (49 reviews) from Worcester , 28 Feb 2010Proof that not all oldies are goodies - even with the gorgeous young Sinatra in the main role. The dialogue is dreadfully stilted, I cannot believe anyone ever spoke like that, even back then. And unfortunately that, the annoying daughter-in-law and the obvious story twists you'll be amazed the bad guys didn't see coming, all add up to only half a point for this one.
Excellent 1950's filmBy Biggsey (2 reviews) from Gloucester, England , 18 Feb 2010A not well known film starring Frank sinatra as a paid assasin intent on killing the President of the United States. Although a little dated it has some good cinematography and shows Sinatra's acting talent.. worth watching.
suddenlyBy bennet12 (42 reviews) from West Malling , 01 Mar 2009Poor acting in the opening sequences. Frank Sinatra lifts the film with a powerful and edgy performance.
Has its momentsBy RJNeb2 (1013 reviews) from London , 15 Dec 2005Short, sharp thriller probably more noted for its historical relevance (reputedly seen by Lee Harvey Oswald) than for whether or not it's any good. Some of it is good, namely the confined tension of a family held hostage in their home while assassins await the arrival of the President into town, and Sinatra's deft playing of a pyschotic. But a lot of it is bad too. That includes stilted acting from the rest of the cast, and a cheap, cheesy feel that works against its total effectiveness.
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