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Seven Days in May  /  Let Us Continue

Seven Days in May (1964)
August 19, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Seven Days in May  (1964)

In this tense Cold War thriller, the President of the United States (March) is targeted by a powerful Air Force general (Lancaster) after signing a controversial nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union.  With a covert military coup imminent, only the suspicions of a lone colonel (Douglas) stand in the way of the catastrophic overthrow of the U.S. government.

35mm, b/w, 120 min.  Paramount Pictures.  Producer: Edward Lewis.  Director: John Frankenheimer.  Screenwriter: Rod Serling.  Cinematographer: Ellsworth Fredricks.  Editor: Ferris Webster.  Cast: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien.

Preceded by

Print courtesy of The Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive

Trailer for The Man  (1972)

35mm, b/w, approx. 3 min.

Let Us Continue  (1964)

The United States Information Agency commissioned esteemed television writer-producer William Froug and Rod Serling to create this short, produced by Hearst Metrotone, in the wake of the Kennedy assassination in order to introduce allies to Lyndon B. Johnson’s positions on major issues.  Controversy surrounded the production when it was leaked that the agency requested the deletion of the image of a rabbi in the film in order to avoid possible objections from Arab countries.

Beta SP , b/w, 26 min.  Screenplay: Rod Serling.  Cast: E.G. Marshall.