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Seven Days to Noon
June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present
Seven Days to Noon (1950)
Directed by John Boulting and Roy Boulting
Set on location in postwar England (the film’s Thank You credits include “The Citizens of London”), the Boulting brothers’ Oscar-winning (for Best Story) mystery-thriller moves swiftly from the local issue of a missing person on Monday, to a citywide manhunt on Sunday, as Scotland Yard chases down a disgruntled atomic weapons researcher responsible for a credible nuclear threat. With a tone that recalls Fritz Lang’s M and tension akin to Hitchcock’s clock-ticking Sabotage, the Boultings take us through the city’s sewers and the London Zoo (with brief cameos from elephants and a small bear) for a nail-biting progression from low-grade concern to chest-gripping terror.
Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting. Screenwriters: Frank Harvey, Roy Boulting. Cast: Barry Jones, Olive Sloane, André Morell, Sheila Manahan, Hugh Cross
35mm nitrate, b/w, 94 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.