Seven Days to Noon

Seven Days to Noon

John Boulting (1950)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Doomsday movies were everywhere in the early 1950s as the Cold War chill began to bite. This is the finest British contribution to that subgenre; indeed, a pretty convincing case could be made for its nomination as one of this country's best-ever thrillers. Although the threat of an atomic explosion in London makes for compelling viewing, the true power of the picture comes from a magnificent performance by Barry Jones as the professor driven to suicidal despair by the misappropriation of his work. Thanks to Jones and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor's eerie images of the capital, this Boulting brothers film maintains an unbearable tension.


A conscience-stricken scientist steals a nuclear bomb and threatens to destroy London unless further research into atomic fission is stopped at once. His actions spark a desperate race against time as the authorities struggle to locate him and evacuate the capital before it is too late. Thriller, starring Barry Jones, Andre Morell, Olive Sloane and Joan Hickson.

Cast & Crew

Professor Willingdon Barry Jones
Supt Folland Andre Morell
Goldie Olive Sloane
Mrs Peckett Joan Hickson
Ann Willingdon Sheila Manahan
Stephen Lane Hugh Cross
Prime Minister Ronald Adam
Mrs Willingdon Marie Ney
Director John Boulting
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: DVD