This was one of eight movies
screened at the
Nevada Museum of Art's Atomic Film Festival, held March 27-28 2004.
"Panic in Year Zero"
Sunday, March 28 at 3:30 pm
Don't miss your only chance to see this extremely rare 1962 cult classic! Out of release for decades, this Cold War apocalyptic tale of survival and a society in chaos was the only film directed by Oscar-winning actor Ray Milland.
When Harry Baldwin and his wife leave Los Angeles for a fishing trip with their son and daughter, the city is devasted by a nuclear attack. As the disaster ignites panic throughout the area, the family heads for their vacation spot to flee the cold lawlessness around them.
In addition to Milland, the film also features a young Frankie Avalon, plus Jean Hagen (better known as the screechy-voiced Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain and the first Mrs. Williams on Make Room for Daddy.)
Presented in wide-screen CinemaScope format. 92 mins.
"This is a
strong, memorable movie with a solid performance
Year Zero represents the thinking behind the
"It's a big 60's A-bomb scare movie, so check it out, if only
"Ray Milland gives an excellent performance as a man