Fail Safe 57 years old

It will have you sitting on the brink of eternity!

Fail Safe

Because of a technical defect an American bomber team mistakenly orders the destruction of Moscow. The President of the United States has but little time to prevent an atomic catastrophe from occurring.

Credits

Fail Safe Cast

Name Character
Dana Elcar He was 36, 77 years old when he died as Foster
Walter Matthau He was 44, 79 years old when he died as Prof. Groeteschele
Henry Fonda He was 59, 77 years old when he died as The President
Edward Binns He was 48, 74 years old when he died as Col. Jack Grady
Dan O'Herlihy He was 45, 85 years old when he died as Brig. Gen. Warren A. Black
Larry Hagman He was 33, 81 years old when he died as Buck
Dom DeLuise He was 31, 75 years old when he died as TSgt. Collins
Fritz Weaver He was 38, 90 years old when he died as Col. Cascio
Russell Hardie He was 60, 69 years old when he died as Gen. Stark
Charles Tyner He was 39, 92 years old when he died as Jet Fighter Pilot (voice) (uncredited)
Sorrell Booke He was 34, 64 years old when he died as Congressman Raskob
Janet Ward She was 39, 70 years old when she died as Helen Grady
Hildy Parks She was 38, 78 years old when she died as Betty Black
Frank Overton He was 46, 49 years old when he died as Gen. Bogan
Geri Miller as Go-go Dancer (uncredited)
Russell Collins He was 66, 68 years old when he died as Knapp
William Hansen He was 53, 64 years old when he died as Defense Secretary Swenson
Nancy Berg She was 33, now 90 years old as Ilsa Wolfe
Frank Simpson as Sullivan
John Connell He was 24, 69 years old when he died as Thomas

Fail Safe Crew

Name Department
Albert Brenner as Art Direction. He was 38 (now 95) years old Art
Eugene Burdick as Script. He was 45 (46) years old when He died Crew
Eugene Burdick as Novel. He was 45 (46) years old when He died Writing
Harvey Wheeler as Novel. He was 45 (85) years old when He died Writing
Max E. Youngstein as Producer. He was 51 (84) years old when He died Production
Charles H. Maguire as Producer. He was 36 (73) years old when He died Production
Ralph Rosenblum as Editor. He was 38 (69) years old when He died Editing
J.C. Delaney as Set Decoration. Art
William Swift as Sound mixer. He was 116 (71) years old when He died Sound
Bill Herman as Makeup Department Head. He was 40 (86) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Sidney Lumet as Director. He was 40 (86) years old when He died Directing
Sidney Lumet as Executive Producer. He was 40 (86) years old when He died Production
Harry Falk as Assistant Director. He was 17 (now 74) years old Directing
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Fail Safe (57 years)

It will have you sitting on the brink of eternity!

  • Release day: Wednesday, October 07, 1964
  • Runtime: 112 minutes