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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Olive Sloane ...
Superintendent Folland (as Andre Morell)
Sheila Manahan ...
Ann Willingdon
Hugh Cross ...
Stephen Lane
Joan Hickson ...
Mrs. Peckett
Ronald Adam ...
The Prime Minister
Marie Ney ...
Mrs. Willingdon
Wyndham Goldie ...
Rev. Burgess
Russell Waters ...
Det. Davis
Martin Boddey ...
Gen. Willoughby
Frederick Allen ...
Himself - BBC Newsreader
Victor Maddern ...
Private Jackson
Geoffrey Keen ...
Merrill Mueller ...
Himself - American Commentator


An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man. Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <>

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Release Date:

18 December 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ultimatum  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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James Bernard was most famous for composing the scores to numerous Hammer horrors, including Horror of Dracula (1958). Ironically, however, it was for this film that he won his only Oscar - as co-writer. See more »


The film is said to take place in 1950. However some of the hotel register entries appear to be dated 1952. See more »

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Good entertainment with a plot still current today
18 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In this day and age when atomic weapons are everybody's bow and arrows the plot of this film has never been more up to date. The setting of the film in London with the devastation left by the bombing in World War II made a great back drop for the story. I can remember when London really looked like that. Both the plot and the characterisation are believable and the acting more than adequate. But star status must go to the people of London who back in 1950 still had the camaraderie and spirit forged by six years of war. This was a time when people still looked out for each other and this come over well as the story unfolds. With our video making mobile telephones and instant access to news this film may seem tame and dated but don't let the black and white format fool you this is a good story, well told and well worth seeing. Oh, and by the way, we really did talk like that back in 1950.

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