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The Darkest Hours (outside of war and genocide and crime)
11 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in law school in 1978 and watched this episode which was televised on Wednesdays at 8:00 P.M. Each episode dealt with disasters of a particular type. One dealt with zeppelins (culminating with the Hindenburg). One with great ship disasters (the scene of the Titanic hitting the iceberg and sinking was clearly labeled a dramatization) but included the Andrea Doria footage from 1956. One about bridge disasters showed the destruction of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge ("Galluping Gertie"), but also talked about the Tay Bridge, and a bridge in Niagara Falls. There were episodes about earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, airplane disasters. Glenn Ford could be a little stiff at times, but his usual voice was quite natural and actually made the disasters seem inevitable due to errors by man or acts of nature and science. It was certainly a good series, but probably had gone about as far as it could go in doing one season of them. Hopefully it may be revived someday.


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