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This Is Not a Test -- (1962) Seamon Glass, Mary Morias. Social science fiction at its best. A state trooper stops people along a highway after hearing news of an impending nuclear attack...


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Seamon Glass ... Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter
Thayer Roberts ... Jacob Elliot Saunders
Aubrey Martin ... Juney
Mary Morlas ... Cheryl Hudson
Michael Greene ... Joe Baragi (as Mike Green)
Alan Austin ... Al Weston
Carol Kent ... Karen Barnes
Norman Winston ... Sam Barnes
Ron Starr ... Clint Delany
Don Spruance ... Peter
James George Jr. ... Looter
Norman Bishop ... Looter (as Norm Bishop)
Ralph Manza ... Looter
Jay Della ... Looter
William Flaherty ... Looter
Phil Donati ... Looter
Doyle Cooper ... Looter

Directed by
Fredric Gadette 
Writing credits
Peter Abenheim (screenplay) &
Betty Laskey (screenplay) (as Betty Lasky) &
Fredric Gadette (screenplay)

Produced by
Murray De Atley .... producer (as Murray De'Atley)
Fredric Gadette .... producer
James Grandin .... executive producer
Art Schmoyer .... executive producer (as Arthur Schmoyer)
Original Music by
Greig McRitchie 
Cinematography by
Brick Marquard (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hal Dennis 
Production Management
Gordon E. Gadette .... production manager (as Gordon Gadette)
Music Department
Greig McRitchie .... conductor
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USA:73 min
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[first lines]
Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter:This is Colter. Give me a time check, please.
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There are no giant monsters here, 4 July 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Melodramatic for certain, but who would have thought that anyone would have made a film about the implications of an attack on the US by nuclear weapons in 1962? Certainly its amazing that there are no monsters lurking about, unless you count us as monsters.

The plot is simple, a sheriff is ordered to stop people on a lonely road late one night. The blockade is set up because the country is under attack and they don't want people running into the cities as everyone is trying to get out. What happens after everyone is stopped is what makes up the bulk of this movie.

As I said at the top its a bit melodramatic, we get the usual cross section of humanity all running past the same point in the road. However despite the melodrama things always remain interesting. We want to know what happens next because we care about most of the characters. Its their interplay that makes the movie work and be as watchable as it is. And what happens is certainly not what you expect from a "Hollywood" film.

Highly recommended. 8 out of 10.

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