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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I too remember this on TV
9 July 2011 | by rurickSee all my reviews

I too was a student in N Florida - Pensacola - when this aired. In fact Pensacola was specifically mentioned as one of the targets - ".. there goes Pensacola". The hair on the back of my neck stood up. My dad was in the navy which is why we lived there and it was a target. Later in Jr.High school drama almost became reality during the 1962 Cuban Missle crisis - all our desks were turned away from the window - air raid drills, etc. I even had neighbors with fallout shelters in their back yards - we would use them during sleep overs!! Wow In later years while stationed in Germany and facing the East Block for real every time we had NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) training I remembered that episode of Playhouse 90 and the scary feeling because we lived at ground zero.

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