The Atomic City

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"HELD FOR RANSOM! Kidnappers demand atomic secrets!"
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  • 1952
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 6.1  (514)

The Atomic City is a 1952 American film directed by Jerry Hopper and produced by Sidney Harmon. The movie was released during the height of the Cold War when tensions between the United States and Soviet Union over nuclear weapons were at an all-time high. The Atomic City is a tense and thrilling drama about the theft of atomic secrets and the race against time to prevent a nuclear disaster.

The movie stars Gene Barry as Dr. Frank Addison, a nuclear scientist who is in charge of a top-secret research facility in Los Alamos, New Mexico. When a group of foreign spies led by Dr. Karl Wirtz (Paul Fix) infiltrates the facility and steals a small but powerful atomic device, Addison is tasked with tracking down the terrorists and recovering the stolen device before it can be used to build a nuclear bomb.

As the clock ticks down, Addison embarks on a dangerous and suspenseful journey across the country to catch the thieves and prevent a catastrophic explosion. His search leads him to the bright lights of Las Vegas, where he enlists the help of a cabaret singer named Julie (Lydia Clarke), who may hold the key to cracking the case.

The Atomic City is a well-crafted thriller that holds up surprisingly well even today. The pacing is quick and the tension is high, with plenty of heart-pounding moments and unexpected twists and turns. The film does a great job of capturing the terrifying reality of living in a world on the brink of nuclear war, with scenes of everyday citizens preparing bomb shelters and cowering in fear at the sound of air raid sirens.

Gene Barry gives a solid performance as Dr. Addison, playing him as a man who is both brilliant and vulnerable. His dedication to his work as a nuclear scientist is clear, but so is his fear and anxiety over what could happen if the wrong people get their hands on nuclear weapons. Lydia Clarke is also excellent in her role as Julie, bringing a touch of levity and romance to the film. Michael Moore also deserves a mention for his portrayal of the ruthless spy, Dr. Wirtz, who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Overall, The Atomic City is a gripping and entertaining movie that is well worth watching. Its message about the dangers of nuclear weapons is still relevant today, making it a timeless classic of the Cold War era.

The Atomic City is a 1952 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (514)