One Minute to Zero

One Minute to Zero

Tay Garnett (1952)

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Robert Mitchum goes into action during the Korean War, here teaming up with Ann Blyth - best remembered as Joan Crawford's daughter in Mildred Pierce - who represents the United Nations and provides the love interest. Their romance comes under strain when Mitchum mows down some innocent refugees but, hey, they soon get together for a syrupy song called Tell Me Golden Moon. Despite the pains taken with the battle scenes, this is a pretty dismal job, produced by Howard Hughes's RKO and designed to show how the UN was deep inside Uncle Sam's pocket.


A US colonel is assigned to evacuate American civilians during the Korean War. However, as the enemy forces advance on his position, he is faced with a terrible choice between risking the lives of the people under his protection and opening fire on refugees. Drama, starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth.

Cast & Crew

Colonel Steve Janowksi Robert Mitchum
Linda Day Ann Blyth
Colonel Parker William Talman
Sgt Baker Charles McGraw
Mary Parker Margaret Sheridan
Captain Ralston Richard Egan
Gustav Engstrand Eduard Franz
Major Davis Robert Osterloh
Major Carter Robert Gist
Officer Stuart Whitman
Director Tay Garnett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd