An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ...
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man.Written by
Jean-Marie Berthiaume <email@example.com>
This film won the Best Writing, Original Story Oscar for its only Academy Award nomination. See more »
The dating of the film is imprecise: The hotel register implies an August setting (with a newspaper confirming the South of England is in the grip of the hottest August on record). The film opens on Monday, but on Wednesday Mrs Peckett's newly-delivered "Daily Express" is dated Saturday August 9th. The following day, Goldie's "Daily Graphic" is dated Friday August 11th or 14th, whilst the Downing Street calendar more accurately shows Thursday the 12th. It can be inferred that the film is meant to cover Monday 9th - Sunday 15th August 1950. See more »
An absolutely excellent thriller from the golden age of British SF filmmaking. Relying on tension and character rather than special effects, the film depicts a fevered manhunt for a scientist threatening to blow up London with a small A-bomb. Whereas other films would've easily dropped into stereotype, this film took the trouble to depict all the major characters as three-dimensional. Not to be missed.
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