One Minute to Zero

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This Korean War drama is essentially a vehicle for RKO's top male star Robert Mitchum. He plays war-weary "Colonel Steve," obliged to contend with the North Korean forces while keeping troublesome UN official Linda Day (Ann Blyth) at arm's length. Some authentic Korean combat footage is well-integrated into the story. For all its talk about jet planes, Reds and atomic energy, the film is at base a redressed WW II drama. Good supporting performances are provided Charles McGraw as a tough sergeant and William Talman as a jet pilot. Reportedly budgeted at over two million dollars, One Minute to Zero had trouble making back its cost, despite the box-office pull of Robert Mitchum.

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Robert Mitchum
as Col. Steve Janowski
Ann Blyth
as Mrs. Linda Day
William Talman
as Col. John Parker
Charles McGraw
as Sfc. Baker
Margaret Sheridan
as Mary Parker
Richard Egan
as Capt. Ralston
Eduard Franz
as Dr. Gustav Engstrand
Robert Osterloh
as Maj. Davis
Robert Gist
as Maj. Carter
Roy Roberts
as Gen. Thomas
Wally Cassell
as Pvt. Means
Eddie Firestone
as Lt. Stevens
Peter Thompson
as Lt. Cronin
Ted Ryan
as Pvt. Noble
Larry Stewart
as Pvt. Weiss
Lalo Rios
as Pvt. Chico Mendoza
Hal Baylor
as Pvt. Jones
Thomas Carr
as Pvt. Clark
Tom Irish
as Sgt. Cook
Alvin Greenman
as Pvt. Lane
Maurice Marsac
as M.F. Villon
Kay Christopher
as Mrs. Stuart
Russell Wallace
as Pilot Norton
Owen Song
as Interpreter
Monya Andre
as French UN Woman
John Mitchum
as Soldier
Buddy Swan
as (uncredited)
William Forrest
as Officer, Joint Operations
Tyler McVey
as Officer, Joint Operations
Robert Bray
as (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery
as (uncredited)
Al Murphy
as (uncredited)
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