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One Minute to Zero (1952)

Approved | | War, Drama | August 1952 (USA)
During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone.

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Col. Steve Janowski
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Mrs. Linda Day
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Col. John Parker
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Sfc. Baker
Margaret Sheridan ...
Mary Parker
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Capt. Ralston
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Dr. Gustav Engstrand
Robert Osterloh ...
Maj. Davis
Robert Gist ...
Maj. Carter
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Wartime drama about an idealistic young UN official (Ann Blyth) who finds out about the horrors of war when she falls in love with Colonel Steve Janowski (Robert Mitchum), the officer in charge of evacuating citizens from Korea. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Back of every man of action ... there's a woman made for love ! See more »

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War | Drama

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Operation O  »

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$2,181,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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For the aerial scenes, Mustang fighter planes from Buckley Field in Denver and F-80 jets from Peterson Field were used. See more »

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During an attack on enemy ground targets by American jets, witnessed by the main American characters, one jet is shot down. As it dives downwards, an explosion meant to represent the moment the plane hits the ground, takes place underneath it before it actually does so. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a small detachment of American troops stationed in South Korea at the Outbreak of hostilities and their efforts to stem the surge of enemy aggression until the full force of British, American and other United Nations forces could be brought into action. See more »

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When I Fall in Love
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Written by Victor Young and Edward Heyman
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Great Korea War film,,Albeit somewhat unemotional Mitchum,,,but that's Mitchum Tough
17 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A real good Korea war film that captures the realism and tough decision making without it being a 'Combat TV' show look-a-like. Renting it and watching with my father, a Korean war veteran, on Veterans Day 2007 was great. Still, that one segment in the movie with the terrorist hiding among a line of hundreds of Korean refugees and seeing US sends Cannon shells among the crowd was gut wrenching. Nonetheless, the actual F-94 Starfire jet Scenes were the most footage ever shown in a Korean war film more so than "Men of the Fighting Lady" a distant second.Lastly, the casualty footage for a '51 /'52 was shocking. However, that the film contains a Romantic storyline & some comedy relief by young GI Gomer Pyle type soldier was amazing for the Director to squeeze these items in this film. This film, IMO, is one of better Korea war films along with "Retreat Hell" with Frank Lovejoy, along with a couple other films like "Pork Chop Hill" with Greg Peck.


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