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One Minute to Zero

  • War
  • Drama
  • 1952
  • Tay Garnett
  • 105 mins
  • PG

Summary

War drama starring Robert Mitchum. Idealistic United Nations official Linda Day learns the grim truth about war when she falls in love with Colonel Janowski, an American officer charged with the evacuation of civilians from Korea. As hostilities escalate, Janowski and his small detachment are left to hold the line until allied forces can be brought into action.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Colonel Steve JanowksiRobert Mitchum
Linda DayAnn Blyth
Colonel ParkerWilliam Talman
Sgt BakerCharles McGraw
Mary ParkerMargaret Sheridan
Captain RalstonRichard Egan
Gustav EngstrandEduard Franz
Major DavisRobert Osterloh
Major CarterRobert Gist
OfficerStuart Whitman

Crew

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DirectorTay Garnett

Details

Theatrical distributor
R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd
Released on
1953-02-23
Languages
English | French
Formats
Black and white
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