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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 »

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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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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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A Boulting Bros. Thriller With a Difference! See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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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

The bomb is a UR12. See more »

Goofs

The Special Branch dossier on Willingdon gives his forename as John Francis, with an 1893 birth date (making him 57, as the film explicitly occurs in 1950), but his Wallingford security ID names him John Malcolm, aged 55; later David refers to him as Professor JT Willingdon. 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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Good entertainment with a plot still current today
18 July 2006 | by mail-2978See all my reviews

In this day and age when atomic weapons are everybody's bow and arrows the plot of this film has never been more up to date. The setting of the film in London with the devastation left by the bombing in World War II made a great back drop for the story. I can remember when London really looked like that. Both the plot and the characterisation are believable and the acting more than adequate. But star status must go to the people of London who back in 1950 still had the camaraderie and spirit forged by six years of war. This was a time when people still looked out for each other and this come over well as the story unfolds. With our video making mobile telephones and instant access to news this film may seem tame and dated but don't let the black and white format fool you this is a good story, well told and well worth seeing. Oh, and by the way, we really did talk like that back in 1950.


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