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Seven Days to Noon (1950)

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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Olive Sloane ...
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Superintendent Folland (as Andre Morell)
Sheila Manahan ...
Ann Willingdon
Hugh Cross ...
Stephen Lane
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Mrs. Peckett
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The Prime Minister
Marie Ney ...
Mrs. Willingdon
Wyndham Goldie ...
Rev. Burgess
Russell Waters ...
Det. Davis
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Gen. Willoughby
Frederick Allen ...
Himself - BBC Newsreader
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Private Jackson
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Alf
Merrill Mueller ...
Himself - American Commentator
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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 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 <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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A Boulting Bros. Thriller With a Difference!

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18 December 1950 (USA)  »

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First original cinema score of John Addison See more »

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The police notice about Willingdon is 100% accurate as to his height, complexion , eye colour etc. yet can only provide "Age about 60". It also notes he has a scar on his left shin, whilst his security details note "Nil identification marks". See more »

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Boulting Brothers Masterpiece
11 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seven Days To Noon is another masterpiece from the Boulting Brothers and, as you would expect is superbly written and directed.

The much-under-rated Barry Jones is simply wonderful as the kindly professor with a moral dilemma. The cast succeeds in maintaining the tension nicely and Andre Morell is particularly convincing as the Superintendent, however I feel the most impressive part is the documentary-style photography, which allows the viewer a most interesting and revealing snapshot of post-war London.

Anyone who enjoys the classic English dramas of the 40s and 50s will love this.

Not to be missed.

Please somebody bring it out on DVD soon!


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