directed by LEWIS ALLEN
The film stars Frank Sinatra as John Baron, a gunman hired to assasinate the President of the United States while he is passing through a small town on his way to a fishing trip. The gunmen break into a quiet home overlooking the town to await the motorcade, holding a number of people prisoners.
It has been rumored that Sinatra tried to have all the prints of this film destroyed. The movie was taken out of circulation following the Kennedy assasination.
This suspense film was directed by Lewis Allen, who also directed Frank Sinatra in A Bullet for Joey (1955). Allen began directing films in 1943 and some include: Freedom Comes High (1943) The Uninvited (1944) Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) The Unseen (1945) Sealed Verdict (1948) So Evil My Love (1948) Chicago Deadline (1949) Appointment with Danger (1951) Valentino (1951).
Some of the memorable and popular television episodes directed by Allen include: Little House on the Prairie (1974) Cannon (1971) Dan August (1970) The Invaders (1967) Mission: Impossible (1966) The Big Valley (1965) The Fugitive (1963) Bonanza (1959) and The Rifleman (1958).
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Genre: SUSPENSE [also Drama / Film-Noir ]
Production Co. Libra Productions Inc. Country: USA Language: English
Color: Black and White Length: 75 min
Directed by: Lewis Allen
Produced by: Robert Bassler
Writing credits: Richard Sale
Cinematography by: Charles G. Clarke
Film Editing by: John F. Schreyer
Original Music by: David Raksin
Art Direction by: Frank Paul Sylos
Charles R. Hall .... production manager
Joseph Edmonson .... sound recordist
Willard Buell .... makeup artist
Louis DeWitt .... photographic effects
Jack Masters .... wardrobe