Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
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Alas, Babylon 

Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.


Robert Stevens


Pat Frank (novel), David Shaw (teleplay)




Episode credited cast:
Dana Andrews ... Mark Bragg
Robert Crawford Jr. Robert Crawford Jr. ... Richard
Judith Evelyn ... Lavinia
Gina Gillespie ... Laura
Don Gordon ... Pete
Kim Hunter ... Helen Bragg
Richard Joy Richard Joy ... Himself - Announcer (as Dick Joy)
Rita Moreno ... Rita
Don Murray ... Randy Bragg
Burt Reynolds ... Ace
Barbara Rush ... Liz
Everett Sloane ... Dr. Gunn


Americans try to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear catastrophe.

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3 April 1960 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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a sleeper to be sure
14 October 2006 | by allthumbsSee all my reviews

a long, long, time ago i saw this on TV. well, does anyone remember it? i still do. it's one of the "golden age of TV" dramas that, at the age of 15, made me think outside the box (to use a modern phrase). the TV flick, the Day After, approached the same subject in a more scientific manner. Babylon, however, was more intimate and hopeful about the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. it contrasted with the movie On the Beach, which was released about the same time, and which had a dismal prediction for humanity.

pat frank and neville shutte had vastly differing outlooks.

i prefer Babylon.

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