Cinema: Cinema, Feb. 21, 1977

Bomb Bursting

TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING

Directed by ROBERT ALDRICH Screenplay by RONALD M. COHEN and EDWARD HUEBSCH

If your yearning for the good old anxieties of yesteryear—that is, the late '50s and early '60s—is simply uncontrollable, you could do worse than spend a couple of hours with Twilight's Last Gleaming. In it, a gang of desperate men seize a SAC missile silo in the Far West and threaten to unleash its contents on Russian targets, thus precipitating World War III, unless the President of the U.S. accedes to their demands.

Instantly one is reminded of Fail Safe, Seven Days in May and various other pop-cult...

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