TITLE: SPLIT SECOND
DIRECTOR: Dick Powell YEAR: 1953
Two gangsters escape from a Nevada jail and take hostages along with a car at a gas station. The group is forced to detour to a desert ghost town reserved for an imminent atomic test in order to avoid a police roadblock. Another film set at an atomic test site (see THE ATOMIC KID), but with bleaker consequences.
ATOMIC HYGIENE: Cold War Short Films
ARCHITECTURE AND THE ATOM
Co-produced by the Office of Civil Defense and the American Institute of Architecture.
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