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Old 12-12-2017, 9:45 PM
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Default CONELRAD in the Movies

Atomic Attack is a movie currently available on Amazon Prime (and also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5JiIjSjo_c). It's from 1954, broadcast by the Motorola Television Hour, and depicts the events after a hydrogen bomb is dropped on NYC.

CONELRAD is featured prominently in the movie, with references to the 2 frequencies and constant alarms and bulletins over the radio.

The audio is bad, the video is bad, the acting is dramatically overdone, and some of the premises are hilarious - nearly all utilities were restored after 10 days; we have defeated "the enemy" (unnamed); and naive understanding of the effects of fallout.

In other words, it's a gem! Also, a young Walter Matthau plays a doctor.
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