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Seven Days in May Film

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Seven Days in May could very well have been made in 2019.

Same shit, 50 years earlier. Exactly the same. Amazing. Not the players but surely the existential threat, the irrational fear of Russia, and the heavy political hand of the military. It deals with issues of strength and pride and past greatness and muscle over mind. While it's totally campy, it's reassuring and wonderfully "by the people, for the people" patriotic. A $2.99 HD rental on YouTube, Google Play Movies, Vudu, and iTunes.

Seven Days in May Film

Synopsis of Seven Days in May

U.S. President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) hopes to bring an end to the Cold War by signing a nuclear disarmament treaty with the Soviets, much to the displeasure of the hawkish General James Scott (Burt Lancaster), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When Scott's aide, Martin "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas) stumbles on shattering evidence that the General is plotting a coup to overthrow Lyman in seven days, "Jiggs" alerts the President, setting off a dangerous race to thwart the takeover.

Storyline

An unpopular U.S. President manages to get a nuclear disarmament treaty through the Senate, but finds that the nation is turning against him. Jiggs Casey, a Marine Colonel, finds evidence that General Scott, the wildly popular head of the Joint Chiefs and certain Presidential Candidate in 2 years is not planning to wait. Casey goes to the president with the information and a web of intrigue begins with each side unsure of who can be trusted.Written by John Vogel <[email protected]>

Cast

  • Burt Lancaster Burt Lancaster ... Gen. James Mattoon Scott
  • Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas ... Col. Martin 'Jiggs' Casey
  • Fredric March Fredric March ... President Jordan Lyman
  • Ava Gardner Ava Gardner ... Eleanor Holbrook
  • Edmond O'Brien Edmond O'Brien ... Sen. Raymond Clark
  • Martin Balsam Martin Balsam ... Paul Girard
  • Andrew Duggan Andrew Duggan ... Col. William 'Mutt' Henderson
  • Hugh Marlowe Hugh Marlowe ... Harold McPherson
  • Whit Bissell Whit Bissell ... Sen. Frederick Prentice
  • Helen Kleeb Helen Kleeb ... Esther Townsend
  • George Macready George Macready ... Christopher Todd
  • Richard Anderson Richard Anderson ... Col. Murdock
  • Bart Burns Bart Burns ... Secret Service White House Chief Art Corwin

Details

Country:

 USA

Language:

 English

Release Date:

 March 1964 (Austria)

Also Known As:

 Seven Days in May

Filming Locations:

 Arizona, USA

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Production Co:

 Joel Productions, Seven Arts Productions 

Runtime:

 

Sound Mix:

 Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

 Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

 1.85 : 1

Seven Days in May Film

Seven Days in May Film

Seven Days in May Film

Seven Days in May Film