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John Frankenheimer's striking direction and a first-rate cast conspire to make Seven Days in May a stark, riveting tale of political intrigue. Read critic reviews

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U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (Burt Lancaster), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott's aide, Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, "Jiggs" alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

Cast & Crew

Burt Lancaster
Gen. James Mattoon Scott
Kirk Douglas
Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey
Fredric March
President Jordan Lyman
Ava Gardner
Eleanor 'Ellie' Holbrook
Edmond O'Brien
Sen. Raymond Clark
Martin Balsam
Paul Girard
George Macready
Christopher Todd
Whit Bissell
Sen. Frederick Prentice
Hugh Marlowe
Harold McPherson
Fletcher Knebel
Writer (Novel)
Charles W. Bailey II
Writer (Novel)
Jerry Goldsmith
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