Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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Alas, Babylon 

Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

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Mark Bragg
Robert Crawford Jr. ...
Richard (as Robert Crawford Jr.)
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Lavinia
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Laura
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Pete
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Helen Bragg
Richard Joy ...
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Rita
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Randy Bragg
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Ace
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Liz
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Dr. Gunn
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Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

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3 April 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Chillingly captured the Cold War era
27 October 2014 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

I was all of thirteen when I saw this Playhouse 90 presentation. The details escape me now, though I recall that it was chilling and scary. It still leaves an impression over a half a century later. Not sure if in this era it was presented live or whether it was done on video tape, which would have been fairly new then. It was done at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, so it might have been on tape. I recall it had the same ominous feeling as the motion picture "Fail Safe," a theatrical release about the Cold War done just a few years later in 1964, and filmed at a studio in New York City, paradoxically. My ranking compares this show to TV of that era, and it would likely stand up dramatically today, even though dated technically. Shows like this are why TV's Golden Era is called the Golden Era. In retrospect, there were only a handful of this caliber.


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