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One Minute to Zero

Using refugees as human shields, North Korean troops advance on Col. Steve Jankowski and his dug-in troops. Hoping to turn the throng back, Jankowski orders his gunners to fire warning shots short of the advance. Again and again the cannons roar, aiming closer each time. The approach continues: Jankowski must make an agonizing decision. Robert Mitchum portrays Jankowski, a leader of U.S. forces that are part of the United Nations Coalition pushing back against the invasion south of the 38th Parallel. Tay Garnett (Bataan, The Cross of Lorraine) directs, effectively integrating documentary footage of the conflict. Ann Blyth plays a UN official drawn to Jankowski. And it wouldn't be a war flick without a tough top kick -- a role Charles McGraw fits perfectly.

Credits

Eduard Franz
Eduard Franz

Dr. Gustav Engstrand

Richard Egan
Richard Egan

Capt. Ralston

William Talman
William Talman

Col. John Parker

Margaret Sheridan
Margaret Sheridan

Mary Parker

Ann Blyth
Ann Blyth

Mrs. Linda Day

Robert Mitchum
Robert Mitchum

Col. Steve Janowski

One Minute to Zero Cast

Name Character
Charles McGraw He was 38, 66 years old when he died as Sfc. Baker
Robert Mitchum He was 35, 79 years old when he died as Col. Steve Janowski
Ann Blyth She was 24, now 93 years old as Mrs. Linda Day
Margaret Sheridan She was 25, 55 years old when she died as Mary Parker
William Talman He was 37, 53 years old when he died as Col. John Parker
Eduard Franz He was 49, 80 years old when he died as Dr. Gustav Engstrand
Richard Egan He was 31, 65 years old when he died as Capt. Ralston

One Minute to Zero Crew

Name Department
Albert S. D'Agostino as Art Direction. He was 59 (77) years old when He died Art
Mel Berns as Makeup Artist. He was 54 (79) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Darrell Silvera as Set Decoration. He was 51 (82) years old when He died Art
Clem Portman as Sound. He was 47 (87) years old when He died Sound
Larry Germain as Hairstylist. He was 38 (67) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Jack Okey as Art Direction. He was 63 (73) years old when He died Art
John Sturtevant as Set Decoration. He was 39 (56) years old when He died Art
Robert Belcher as Editor. Editing
Frank McWhorter as Sound. He was 47 (85) years old when He died Sound
Milton Krims as Screenplay. He was 48 (84) years old when He died Writing
Tay Garnett as Director. He was 58 (83) years old when He died Directing
Tay Garnett as Producer. He was 58 (83) years old when He died Production
William E. Snyder as Director of Photography. He was 50 (43) years old when He died Camera
William Wister Haines as Screenplay. He was 44 (81) years old when He died Writing
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One Minute to Zero (69 years)

Produced at a cost of millions...to bring you A MILLION THRILLS!

  • Release day: Friday, September 19, 1952
  • Runtime: 105 minutes