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One Minute to Zero Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Robert Mitchum
as Col. Steve Janowski
Ann Blyth
as Linda Day
William Talman
as Col. Parker
Charles McGraw
as Sgt. 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
Lalo Rios
as Pvt. Chico Mendoza
Hal Baylor
as Pvt. Jones
Thomas Carr
as Pvt. Clark
Karen Hale
as Nurse
Stuart Whitman
as Officer
Al Murphy
Dorothy Granger
Monya Andre
as French UN Woman
Alvin Greenman
as Pvt. Lane
Edmund Grainger
Tom Irish
as Sgt. Cook
Ray Montgomery
Robert Bray
Maurice Marsac
as M.F. Villon
William Forrest
Tyler McVey


Tay Garnett
Edmund Grainger
Milton Krims
Victor Young
Composer (Music Score)
Constantin Bakaleinikoff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sherman Todd
Frank McWhorter
Albert S. D'Agostino
Art Director
Jack Okey
Art Director
Michael Woulfe
Costume Designer