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A highway patrolman stops motorists on a highway after he hears news reports of a possible nuclear attack. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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
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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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The film debut of actor Michael Greene, never released theatrically.See more »
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Deputy Sheriff Dan Colter:This is Colter. Give me a time check, please.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Atomic-age film noir., 22 October 2006
Author: gkallen7 from San Francisco, CA

People who are expecting a science-fiction plot will be much disappointed by this B&W suspense film, set entirely at a highway roadblock at night. The plot elements of a hard-boiled detective story (escaped murderer, faithless alcoholic wife trolling for danger) are fitted into the nuclear holocaust environment typical of the late 1950s and early 1960s America. The success of the Soviet Union's Sputnik in 1957 and the perceived threat of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 form the framework of a story of little people whose lives are overtaken by events they cannot control. "Thirteen Days" (2000) would be a suitable "A" film to this low-budget "B" film in order to supply the background of tension missing to the contemporary viewer who comes upon this film with no forewarning.

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