Cinema: The New Pictures, may 12, 1952

The Atomic City (Paramount) is a neat little B-budget thriller of grade-A caliber about G-men hunting down H-bomb spies. The fun begins when foreign agents kidnap a nuclear physicist's son and hold him for a ransom in atomic formulas. The cops & robbers story is an old formula itself, but the tightly knit screenplay bristles with tingling action and intriguing mechanical devices used by the FBI operatives to track down the criminals: car-to-car telephones, kinescope, television cameras with zoom lenses.

Through Newcomer Jerry Hopper's direction, The Atomic City has a headlong pace and...

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