Panic in Year Zero (1962)
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Good fun, Ray Milland in top form
In 1962's Panic in Year Zero! (AKA Survival), a Los Angeles family leaves town for a camping trip, coincidentally just before the city is nuked. Over the course of the picture, we'll find out just how far Ray Milland (who also directs) will go to protect his family. The focus isn't on radioactive wastelands, but on the chaos the ensues in surrounding areas as America becomes a lawless state. The resulting postapocalyptic procedural was topical at the time - the height of the Cold War - and isn't exactly dated by today's standards (though politically, it comes off as an NRA ad). It all hinges on Milland's intensity, no one else even approaching his standard.
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