Seven Days in May (1964)

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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.




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  • Andrew Duggan and Edmond O'Brien in Seven Days in May (1964)
  • Burt Lancaster in Seven Days in May (1964)
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  • Kirk Douglas and Andrew Duggan in Seven Days in May (1964)

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Cast & Crew

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John Frankenheimer


Fletcher Knebel (novel), Charles W. Bailey II (novel), Rod Serling (screenplay)

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16 June 2002 | Daniel Ocean
Excellent: Perfect 5 Stars
A very thought provoking, realistic political thriller that succeeds on every level. This film features great acting from everyone involved but namely Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and of course Fredick March. Each one of these actors were very convincing it their respected roles. The film also featured amazing cinematography, directing, and very powerful writing. Given the current situation in the U.S. this film despite its age is a perfect example of what could happen in the next few years. Unlike the other anti-war film of 1964 (Dr. Srangelove) this actually presents its viewer with a believable story line, one that will keep your interest throughout. I highly recommend this film to any avid Film Buff because it is an example of perfect filmmaking. A terrific film that deserves all 5 stars that I am giving it.

GRADE: *****

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Release Date:

13 February 1964



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Arizona, USA

Box Office


$2,200,000 (estimated)

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