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Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Drama | 18 December 1950 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Writers:

Frank Harvey (screenplay), Roy Boulting (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barry Jones ... Professor Willingdon
Olive Sloane ... Goldie
André Morell ... Superintendent Folland (as Andre Morell)
Sheila Manahan Sheila Manahan ... Ann Willingdon
Hugh Cross Hugh Cross ... Stephen Lane
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Peckett
Ronald Adam ... The Prime Minister
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Mrs. Willingdon
Wyndham Goldie Wyndham Goldie ... Rev. Burgess
Russell Waters Russell Waters ... Det. Davis
Martin Boddey ... Gen. Willoughby
Frederick Allen Frederick Allen ... Himself - BBC Newsreader
Victor Maddern ... Private Jackson
Geoffrey Keen ... Alf
Merrill Mueller Merrill Mueller ... Himself - American Commentator
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Storyline

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 <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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The Atomic Thriller See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultimatum See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film won the Best Writing, Original Story Oscar for its only Academy Award nomination. See more »

Goofs

On Monday, Folland's door reads SPECIAL BRANCH C.I.D. with his nameplate (and he has no office clock); by Wednesday this has changed to SUPERINTENDENT. The clock is present, though seemingly stopped at ten to two. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Folland: Repressing of fear is like trying to hold down the lid of a boiling kettle. Something's got to give eventually.
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Boulting Brothers Masterpiece
11 September 2006 | by clive5See all my reviews

Seven Days To Noon is another masterpiece from the Boulting Brothers and, as you would expect is superbly written and directed.

The much-under-rated Barry Jones is simply wonderful as the kindly professor with a moral dilemma. The cast succeeds in maintaining the tension nicely and Andre Morell is particularly convincing as the Superintendent, however I feel the most impressive part is the documentary-style photography, which allows the viewer a most interesting and revealing snapshot of post-war London.

Anyone who enjoys the classic English dramas of the 40s and 50s will love this.

Not to be missed.

Please somebody bring it out on DVD soon!


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