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Fail safe / Columbia Pictures ; screenplay, Walter Bernstein ; produced by Max E. Youngstein ; directed by Sidney Lumet.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lower Macungie Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lower Macungie Library DVD FIC FAI (Text) 33400001496101 New Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436814
  • ISBN: 1681436817
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet
  • Edition: DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
From the novel by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler.
Widescreen (1.85:1)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Special features: audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet; new interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films; "Fail-safe revisited"; plus an essay by critic Bilge Ebiri.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dan O'Herlihy, Walter Matthau, Frank Overton, Edward Binns, Larry Hagman, Fritz Weaver, Henry Fonda.
Summary, etc.:
The unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military's chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1); mono.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: International relations > Drama.
Nuclear weapons > Drama.
Nuclear warfare > Drama.
Cold War > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Topic Heading: Closed-captioned DVDs.
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