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Not Rated | | Drama | 23 December 1963 (USA)
Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

Director:

Frank Perry

Writers:

Eleanor Perry (screenplay), Lois Dickert (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Connell Jane Connell ... Mrs. Maxton - the Dietician
William Daniels ... Mr. John Calkins - the School Principal
James Frawley James Frawley ... Truck Driver
Richard Hamilton Richard Hamilton ... JoAnn's Father
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ... Mrs. Betty Forbes - the Secretary
Jane Hoffman Jane Hoffman ... Mrs. Hayworth - the Art Teacher
Elena Karam Elena Karam ... Don & Trudy's Mother
Judith Lowry ... Luke's Grandmother
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Andrews
Estelle Parsons ... JoAnn's Mother
Doug Chapin Doug Chapin ... Gary
Miles Chapin ... Joel
Bozo Dell Bozo Dell ... Peter
Dianne Higgins Dianne Higgins ... Jill
Alan Howard Alan Howard ... Luke
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Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake.

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Frank and Eleanor Perry, makers of "David and Lisa," have produced a new motion picture... a picture dedicated to life.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boza krówko, boza krówko See more »

Filming Locations:

Gradyville, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frank Perry Films Inc. See more »
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Mono
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Jane Connell's film debut. See more »

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Harriet: It wouldn't be my fault if it was an order.
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Excellent rare film now on DVD
12 August 2012 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

I just discovered this film at my local video store. I'd never heard of it before and just happened to pick up the box. I was intrigued when I read the description. I grew up in the duck and cover era in school and would have been one of those six year olds in 1963 when this film came out so watching it brought back memories.

The film struck me as a brilliant portrayal of the emotional trauma experienced by both children and adults of that time period. I liked how it showed the various ways in which adults and children reacted to the uncertainty of the situation, with different levels of fear and anxiety, and different personality types having different responses.

The ending was shocking and unforgettable. It certainly made a statement, as we used to say. I would like to see this 1963 film play with the 1962 film La Jetee. Both films capture the angst of the era; both are unique and rarely screened films. I wish both were more well-known.


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