This docudrama tells the story of how the atomic bomb came to be built.
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1987  
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 Edward Teller (2 episodes, 1987)
Jean-Paul Muel ...
 Léo Szilard (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Gen. Leslie Groves (2 episodes, 1987)
Tom Rack ...
 Robert Oppenheimer (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Enrico Fermi (2 episodes, 1987)
Myriam Mézières ...
 Gertrude Weiss (2 episodes, 1987)
Géza Kovács ...
 Otto Frisch (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Hans Bethe (2 episodes, 1987)
Marie Bunel ...
 Mici Teller (2 episodes, 1987)
Maud Rayer ...
 Lise Meitner (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Frédéric Joliot-Curie (2 episodes, 1987)
Huguette Faget ...
 Marie Curie (2 episodes, 1987)
Amy Werba ...
 Laura Fermi (2 episodes, 1987)
Denis Manuel ...
 Albert Einstein (2 episodes, 1987)
Cintija Asperger ...
 Jean Tatlock (2 episodes, 1987)
Boris Bakal ...
 Young scientist (2 episodes, 1987)
Bruno Balp ...
 War Minister (2 episodes, 1987)
Robert Barr ...
 James Byrnes (2 episodes, 1987)
Relja Basic ...
 Harry Gold (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Gen. Curtis LeMay (2 episodes, 1987)
Denis Bouchard ...
 Louis Slotin (2 episodes, 1987)
François Dalou ...
 Company President (2 episodes, 1987)
Jean-Claude Deret ...
 Niels Bohr (2 episodes, 1987)
William Doherty ...
 Weapons Testing Colonel (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Jean O'Leary (2 episodes, 1987)
Peter Dvorsky ...
 Ernest Lawrence (2 episodes, 1987)
Maryline Even ...
 Irène Joliot-Curie (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Klaus Fuchs (2 episodes, 1987)
Anna Gaylor ...
 Landlady (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Werner Heisenberg (2 episodes, 1987)
Vjenceslav Kapural ...
 George Kistiakowski (2 episodes, 1987)
Jim Kaufman ...
 Norris Bradbury (2 episodes, 1987)
Ian Marshall ...
 James Chadwick (2 episodes, 1987)
Perica Martinovic ...
 Rose Bethe (2 episodes, 1987)
Charles Millot ...
 Otto Hahn (2 episodes, 1987)
Michael Morris ...
 Company Executive (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Secretary Henry Stimson (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Lewis Strauss (2 episodes, 1987)
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann ...
 John von Neumann (2 episodes, 1987)
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 Young Nazi (2 episodes, 1987)
Jean-Louis Rolland ...
 Earl of Suffolk (2 episodes, 1987)
Alan Rossett ...
 Arthur Compton (2 episodes, 1987)
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 MP Officer (2 episodes, 1987)
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A dramatization of the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb at the close of World War Two. This series follows the development of the project, from Leo Szilard's first conception of the power within the atom, to the power struggles between J. Robert Oppenheimer, the project's science leader, and General Leslie Groves, the project's military commander. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Hora cero: Carrera hacia el holocausto  »

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Who let this copyright lapse?
2 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Just wanted to put it out there that the Canadian Broadcasting corporation has no idea how to commercialize its product. Many great titles were shown once

This wonderful miniseries, probably the best on the subject is not available on either VHS or DVD. Someone uploaded a really crappy home VHS copy onto You Tube that is unwatchable.

After its original broadcast the copyright was allowed to lapse. It is now in the public domain for commercial exploitation by anybody who wants to hunt down a good quality print and transfer and distribute it.

Rare War Films has made a copy available for purchase from a print with Danish subtitles. It can be ordered online. The quality is doubtful and it comes without packaging.

I just wish one of the original producers would get their act together and put together a proper DVD release.


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