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One Minute to Zero (1952)

 -  War | Drama  -  August 1952 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Col. Steve Janowski
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Col. John Parker
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Margaret Sheridan ...
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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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Love That Lived with Danger! See more »

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August 1952 (USA)  »

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The main theme by Victor Young is occasionally whistled by Robert Mitchum in the movie and was published as "When I Fall in Love" with lyrics by Edward Heyman. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the original hit version was the Doris Day recording issued in 1952. Another version was recorded by Nat 'King' Cole in 1956 on the Capitol LP, "Love Is the Thing". The single was released in the UK in 1957 and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Cole also sang it in Istanbul (1957) and he is the singer now most closely associated with the song. 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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Tell Me, Golden Moon
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Music by Nobuyuki Takeoka
English Lyrics by Norman Bennett
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Ann Blyth is soooooooo pretty...
18 January 2013 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

ONE MINUTE TO ZERO (1952) is a hokey Korean War movie filled with tired war movie clichés, but it's easy enough to digest and Ann Blyth is soooooo pretty that you don't mind sitting through it.

The initial conflict between Army colonel Robert Mitchum and United Nations worker Ann Blyth soon blossoms into romance, but can Blyth let herself get involved with a soldier during wartime, knowing he's always in harm's way? Meanwhile, Mitchum and company have tough decisions to make trying to hold back the guerrilla fighters, who hide among the swarms of refugees.

Made while our boys were over there fighting the commies, the film has an understandable propagandistic slant, but it's interesting to see a movie of the era set during the Korean War, rather than WWII. And the drama does touch upon some interesting moral gray areas.

Robert Mitchum is always good, but Charles McGraw nearly steals the show in a solid supporting performance as Mitchum's gruff sidekick in the field. Also look for Alfred, the husky young janitor from MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947), as one of the soldiers.

The film's romantic theme seems to be the song "When I Fall in Love", as popularized by Nat King Cole.


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