While on a fishing trip, Harry Baldwin (Ray Milland) and his family hear an immense explosion and realise the awful truth; Los Angeles has been leveled by a nuclear attack. Mayhem and madness are everywhere. Escaping to the hills with his family, he sets about the business of surviving in a world where, he knows, the old ideals of humanity will be its first casualties. Not one to give up, Harry doors things to make sure his family has a chance at surviving.Written by
The Baldwin family's travel trailer used in the film was a 1962 Kenskill model 17 1/2, built in Sun Valley, California (in the San Fernando Valley). Kenskill manufactured travel trailers from 1946 to the mid 1970s. A larger company, Kenskill had made 18,000 travel trailers by 1959. Their trailers were designed to be stood up in and offer plenty of head room. See more »
When the Baldwins drive away from Johnson's store after taking the guns, klieg lights are visibly reflected on the windows of their trailer. See more »
A family struggles to survive the anarchy in a world devastated by nuclear war. This is a believable story by the standards of the time it was produced; the possibility of a nuclear winter had not yet been considered. There are no bands of mutants roaming around eating the survivors, just ordinary criminal types. Yes, I'm afraid that circumstances like that do bring such people out of the woodworks. Ray Milland's character makes intelligent, and sometimes hard, decisions to ensure his family's survival.
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