And Sudden Death

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And Sudden Death
And Sudden Death poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay by Joseph Moncure March
Story byTheodore Reeves
Madeleine Ruthven
Produced byA.M. Botsford
William T. Lackey
Starring Randolph Scott
Frances Drake
Tom Brown
Billy Lee
Fuzzy Knight
Terry Walker
Porter Hall
Cinematography Alfred Gilks
Edited by Hugh Bennett
Music by John Leipold
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 16, 1936 (1936-06-16)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

And Sudden Death is a 1936 American drama film directed by Charles Barton and written by Joseph Moncure March. The film stars Randolph Scott, Frances Drake, and Tom Brown; with supporting actors Billy Lee, Fuzzy Knight, Terry Walker and Porter Hall. The film was released on June 16, 1936, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2]



Betty Winslow and others in her family are reckless drivers, and Lt. Knox of the police is determined to make her change her ways after repeated traffic violations. Betty eventually reforms, but when drunken brother Jackie gets behind the wheel of a car and causes an accident, Betty takes the blame and goes to prison.

Jackie's guilty conscience ultimately gets the better of him, freeing Betty to get on with her life, as well as a romantic future with Lt. Knox.


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  2. "And Sudden Death (1936) - Overview". Retrieved March 5, 2015.