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The Atomic City (1952)





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The city of the title is Los Alamos, where nuclear physicist Gene Barry lives and works. Terrorists kidnap Barry's son and demand that the physicist turn over the H-bomb formula. It's cat-and-mouse for a while, but when the FBI gets on the case, the criminals haven't got a chance. Outdated almost before its release, The Atomic City is still effective on a purely melodramatic level. There's a particularly tense climax played out along the mountain mesas surrounding Los Alamos. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Gene Barry
as Dr. Frank Addison
Lee Aaker
as Tommy Addison
Lydia Clarke
as Martha Addison
Milburn Stone
as Harold Mann
Bert Freed
as Emil Jablons
Frank Cady
as Weinberg
John Damler
as Peter Rassett
George Lynn
as Robert Kalnick
Olan Soule
as Mr. Fenton
Anthony Warde
as Arnie Molter
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A low-budget, well-executed, quintessentially sci-fi of the 1950s

June 28, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Low-budget Cold War psychological thriller about a kidnapping at Los Alamos, New Mexico.

February 11, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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