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The Beginning or the End


Here’s an interesting bit of history. It’s an early docudrama concerning the creation of the first atomic bomb. All the actors portray real people, such as Hume Cronyn as Robert Oppenheimer, the conscience of Los Alamos, and Brian Donlevy as General Leslie Groves, the man who was probably most responsible to pushing the Manhattan Project to completion. The details of the bomb itself were wildly inaccurate, intentionally. It was all top, top, top secret in 1947, the year of my birth. It’s a pretty good recreation.