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The 2 front runners for their party's presidential nomination, one principled and the other ruthless, vie for the former President's endorsement.
The nick-name of Senator Joseph Cantrell (Cliff Robertson) was "Joe"; the nick-name of former Secretary of State William Russell (Henry Fonda) was "Will"; whilst the nick-name of former American President Arthur Hockstader (Lee Tracy) was "Art".
President Art Hockstader:
You aren't crazy, are you?
William Russell: Any man who wants to be President is crazy.
As Cantwell is chasing Bascomb out the door of the basement fallout shelter. Bascomb runs into one of the stacks of water ration cans. Those cans held five gallons of water and weighed around 30 pounds each. When they were hit they had a decided hollow sound. Like they were empty, just props. Many of these rations remain tucked away in forgotten lower areas of building to this day. And they don't keep stacks of empty water cans around.
During the opening credits, a picture of every single U.S. President appears in order, from George Washington to Lyndon Johnson.