Fail-Safe (1964) - (Movie Clip) Nightmare, Opening
Dan O'Herlihy, as "General Black," features in the nightmare sequence and opening credits to Fail-Safe 1964, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who Gives That Order?
First scene for translator Buck (Larry Hagman) and for the president (Henry Fonda), going underground at the start of the crisis precipitated by an accidental incursion by an American nuclear bomber squadron, consulting with General Bogan (Frank Overton), in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Convicts And File Clerks
First scene for nuclear war theorist Groeteschele (Walter Matthau), holding court at a Washington cocktail party, diplomat Foster (Dana Elcar) objecting, with no suggestion of the crisis that comes later in the film, in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Then We Must Toughen The Men
While there's only a routine strategic alert in place, hawkish civilian nuclear war expert Groeteschele (Walter Matthau) is giving a previously scheduled talk to top military brass, jousting in particular with General Black (Dan O'Herlihy), in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) This Is Our Chance!
Knapp (Russell Collins), Colonel Cascio (Fritz Weaver) et al at missile command as the accidental American nuclear attack proceeds, Secretary Swenson (William Hansen) presiding in the war room, hawkish civilian Groeteschele (Walter Matthau) dominating, the president (Henry Fonda) sequestered, in Sidney Lumet's Cold War thriller Fail-Safe, 1964.