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The Beginning or the End (1947)

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112 min | Biography, Drama, History

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.
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Feb 19, 1947 (United States)

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Brian Donlevy
Major General Leslie R. Groves Major General Leslie R. Groves   See fewer
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Colonel Jeff Nixon Colonel Jeff Nixon   See fewer
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Matt Cochran Matt Cochran   See fewer
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Beverly Tyler
Anne Cochran Anne Cochran   See fewer
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Audrey Totter
Jean O'Leary Jean O'Leary   See fewer
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Hume Cronyn
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Godfrey Tearle
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Victor Francen
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Jonathan Hale
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John Litel
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Henry O'Neill
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Warner Anderson
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Ludwig Stössel
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