Cert: PG Year: 1964 Length: 107 mins
Lumet's serious look at the consequences of a mistaken American nuclear strike on the Soviet Union was well-reviewed, but its release followed close on the heels of the more anarchic Dr Strangelove so it was dwarfed at the time. Its reputation has however risen over the years and it was remade in 2000. But the black-and-white original still shines, with terrific performances by a non-comic Walter Matthau, and by Henry Fonda as the beleaguered President with only Russian interpreter Larry Hagman (in his film debut) for company in the White House bunker. If Moscow is destroyed, must New York face the same fate?
An underseen classic...jaw-stopping and tense.
Find A Film
Search over 1100 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.
Keswick Film Club has won the following British
Federation of Film Societies awards:
Best Website 2008
Best Website 2007
Film Society of The Year 2006
Best Programme 2005
Best Programme 2004
Best Programme 2002
Best Programme 2001
Best New Film Society 2000
plus 7 Distinctions and 4 Commendations
See All Awards
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club