Fail-Safe 1964

Sidney Lumet

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Runtime: 2 hours

 

Credits

Cast

  • Dan O'Herlihy General Black
  • Walter Matthau Groeteschele
  • Frank Overton General Bogan
  • Edward Binns Colonel Grady (as Ed Binns)
  • Fritz Weaver Colonel Cascio
  • Henry Fonda The President
  • Larry Hagman Buck
  • William Hansen Secretary Swenson
  • Russell Hardie General Stark (as Russell Hardy)
  • Russell Collins Knapp
  • Sorrell Booke Congressman Raskob
  • Nancy Berg Ilsa Wolfe
  • John Connell Thomas
  • Frank Simpson Sullivan
  • Hildy Parks Betty Black
  • Janet Ward Mrs. Grady
  • Dom DeLuise Sgt. Collins
  • Dana Elcar Foster
  • Stewart Germain Mr. Cascio
  • Louise Larabee Mrs. Cascio
  • Frieda Altman Jennie
  • Geri Miller Go-go Dancer (uncredited)
  • Charles Tyner Jet Fighter Pilot (voice) (uncredited)

Writers

  • Peter George
  • Harvey Wheeler
  • Eugene Burdick
  • Walter Bernstein

Producers

  • Max E. Youngstein
  • Charles H. Maguire