another cold war, the-nation-is-on-the-edge-of-nuclear-war film from 1964; fail-safe and dr. strangelove being the other two. this is the “worst” of the bunch, but a solid and engaging film. the cast is strong and so is the writing. this one does end like the other two so i suppose you could argue it’s more realistic. it shows the politics that go on behind the scenes to either retain the union or not, and that kind of things is interesting for a political science major like me.