Split Second


Escaped convicts hold hostages in a ghost town targeted for a nuclear bomb test.

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  1. Irving Wallace

    Screenplay, Story

  2. William Bowers


  3. Chester Erskine


  4. Dick Powell


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  1. Stephen McNally

    Stephen McNally

    Sam Hurley

  2. Alexis Smith

    Alexis Smith

    Kay Garven

  3. Jan Sterling

    Jan Sterling

    Dorothy 'Dottie' Vale

  4. Keith Andes

    Keith Andes

    Larry Fleming

  5. Arthur Hunnicutt

    Arthur Hunnicutt

    Asa Tremaine

  6. Paul Kelly

    Paul Kelly

    Bart Moore

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 25m

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Revenue -

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  • May 2, 1953



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Big man, he has Atom Bombs for breakfast!

Split Second is directed by Dick Powell and written by William Bowers, Irving Wallace and Chester Erskine. It stars Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Richard Egan, Paul Kelly, Robert Paige and Frank DeKova. Music is by Roy Webb and cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca.

Escaped convict Sam Hurley (McNally) is on the run with his wounded pal Bart Moore (Kelly) and henchman accomplice Dummy (DeKova). Carjacking two lots of hostages, Hurley takes them to a ghost town on an Atom Bomb test sight figuring it's t... read the rest.

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