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The Atomic City (1952)

Unrated | | Thriller, Drama | 1 May 1952 (USA)
An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents.

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Dr. Frank Addison
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Martha Addison
Michael Moore ...
Russ Farley
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Ellen Haskell
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Tommy Addison
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Insp. Harold Mann
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Emil Jablons
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F.B.I. Agent George Weinberg
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ...
'Greg' Gregson
Leonard Strong ...
Donald Clark
Jerry Hausner ...
John Pattiz
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Dr. Peter Rassett
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Robert Kalnick (as George M. Lynn)
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Mortie Fenton
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Arnie Molter
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At Los Alamos, New Mexico, the maximum-security "atomic city" of U.S. nuclear-weapons research, top atomic scientist Frank Addison has a normal, middle-American life with his wife and son...until the boy is kidnapped by enemy agents to extort H-bomb secrets. Result, a fast moving chase thriller with some parental soul-searching. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HELD FOR RANSOM! Kidnappers demand atomic secrets! See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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1 May 1952 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Worth viewing as an early 'cold war' movie
15 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Just watched this movie and it's not bad; there are a few tense moments and not a lot of long dialog strings. Comes off as fairly intelligent; fastpaced almost like 'documentary style'. This movie will evoke some nostalgia and a bit of cold war paranoia with cars,street scenes,and life in the 50's. The acting is fairly solid and at 85 minutes run time it goes by at a good pace. An atomic era film buff shouldn't miss this one.


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