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1 May 1952 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Barry ... Dr. Frank Addison
Lydia Clarke ... Martha Addison
Michael Moore ... Russ Farley
Nancy Gates ... Ellen Haskell

Lee Aaker ... Tommy Addison

Milburn Stone ... Insp. Harold Mann

Bert Freed ... Emil Jablons

Frank Cady ... F.B.I. Agent George Weinberg
Houseley Stevenson Jr. ... 'Greg' Gregson
Leonard Strong ... Donald Clark
Jerry Hausner ... John Pattiz
John Damler ... Dr. Peter Rassett
George Lynn ... Robert Kalnick (as George M. Lynn)
Olan Soule ... Mortie Fenton

Anthony Warde ... Arnie Molter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Brodie ... F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)
Norman Budd ... David Rogers (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Marion Fenton (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Barber (uncredited)
Bonnie Kay Eddy ... Peggy Marston (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Prize-Drawing MC (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Baseball Game Usher (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Chief Inspector (uncredited)
Greta Granstedt ... F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ... Projection Room Speaker (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Baseball Game Spectator (uncredited)
Paul Lees ... Davis--F.B.I. Man (uncredited)
Louis Lettieri ... Sydney Fenton (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Uniformed Cop (uncredited)
William Meader ... F.B.I. Agent Smitty (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Dr. Gus Schwambach (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Dr. Hodgins (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... F.B.I. Agent in Car (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Henry (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Mary Murphy ... Young Woman Buying Stamps (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Hotel Barber (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Table at Dance (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... F.B.I. Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Hopper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sydney Boehm 

Produced by
Joseph Sistrom .... producer
Original Music by
Leith Stevens 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang  (as Charles B. Lang Jr.)
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Al Roelofs 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
Walter Oberst .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Music Department
Lucien Cailliet .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Gene Barry's film debut.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Worth viewing as an early 'cold war' movie, 15 September 2000
Author: colin-69

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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