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The Beginning or the End

Story of the research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb.
The Beginning or the End
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Format:  DVD-R
sku:  WAC 433020D

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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 29, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1947
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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A dramatization of real-life events, The Beginning or the End opens prior to World War II, when American scientists under the guidance of Dr. Enrico Fermi (Joseph Calleia) win the race to split the atom. Aided by a letter from Albert Einstein (Ludwig Stössel). physicist Matt Cochran (Tom Drake) and his colleagues convince President Roosevelt (Godfrey Tearle) to authorize the construction of a nuclear weapon. Assisted by Cochran and Colonel jeff Nixon (Robert Walker), General Leslie Groves (Brian Donlevy) is placed in charge of the Manhattan Project, a billion-dollar undertaking that will culminate in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of WWII.


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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 31,031
  • UPC: 888574330200
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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