Fail-Safe 1964, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau."> Fail-Safe 1964, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.">
skip navigation
Fail-Safe - (Movie Clip)

title details and video sharing options

  1. now playing

    Fail-Safe - (Movie Clip)

    Dan O'Herlihy, as "General Black," features in the nightmare sequence and opening credits to Fail-Safe 1964, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.

    View the TCMDb entry for Fail Safe (1964)


  2. share video
This Month
Jezebel (1938) -- (Movie Clip) He's Always Been Mine
Ex-beau Pres (Henry Fonda) has just returned to antebellum...
Play
North By Northwest (1959) — (Movie Clip) 20th Century Limited
Thornhill (Cary Grant), at Grand Central, wanted for the...
Play | SHOP

North By Northwest (1959) — (Movie... Thornhill (Cary Grant),... MORE > $16.95 Regularly $24.98 Buy Now

Paths Of Glory (1958) — (Movie Clip) They’re Scum
Following the failed assault on the German position, Gen....
Play | SHOP

Paths Of Glory (1958) — (Movie... Following the failed... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Bringing Up Baby (1938) -- (Movie Clip) It's All Right I'm Insured
Famous scene from director Howard Hawks, scientist David...
Play | SHOP

Bringing Up Baby (1938) -- (Movie... Famous scene from... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Victims Of The Revolution
Alec Guinness (as "Holland") in the marvelous opening...
Play
Citizen Kane (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I First Encountered Mr. Kane
Second stop in his investigation, newsman Thompson...
Play
Fearless Vampire Killers, The (1967) -- (Movie Clip) A Quick One...
Timid Alfred (Director Roman Polanski) is sorting through...
Play | SHOP

Fearless Vampire Killers, The... Timid Alfred (Director... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Around The World In 80 Days (1956) -- (Movie Clip) So Keen About Whist
Harrumphing back in London at news that Fogg (David Niven)...
Play | SHOP

Around The World In 80 Days (1956)... Harrumphing back in... MORE > $20.21 Regularly $26.98 Buy Now

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) -- (Movie Clip) Gun Her Joe!
Pilot Joe (Noah Beery Jr.) being talked down in a jungle...
Play | SHOP

Only Angels Have Wings (1939) --... Pilot Joe (Noah Beery... MORE > $23.96 Regularly $29.95 Buy Now

West Side Story (1961) — (Movie Clip) Jet Song
One of the earliest, briefest and best-remembered songs...
Play | SHOP

West Side Story (1961) — (Movie... One of the earliest,... MORE > $7.95 Regularly $14.99 Buy Now

Mildred Pierce (1945) -- (Movie Clip) -- If You Take A Swim
Opening sequence features Monte (Zachary Scott) getting...
Play | SHOP

Mildred Pierce (1945) -- (Movie... Opening sequence features... MORE > $10.75 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who Gives That Order?
First scene for translator Buck (Larry Hagman) and for the...
Play
Seven Days In May (1964) -- (Movie Clip) God Help Our Country!
JSOC staff Colonel Casey (Kirk Douglas) grows more worried...
Play
Macabre (1958) -- (Movie Clip) For The Next Hour And Fifteen Minutes
Notorious horror impresario William Castle opens his first...
Play | SHOP

Macabre (1958) -- (Movie Clip) For... Notorious horror... MORE > $14.55 Regularly $17.99 Buy Now

Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Ben Gardner's Boat
Pretty much pure spookery, as Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss)...
Play | SHOP

Jaws (1975) -- (Movie Clip) Ben... Pretty much pure... MORE > $8.55 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Dracula Has Risen From The Grave -- (Movie Clip) Bring Her To Me
Now enslaved and not pleasing the Count (Christopher Lee),...
Play
Wait Until Dark (1967) -- (Movie Clip) Atmosphere Of Mistrust
Con men Carlino (Jack Weston) and Talman (Richard Crenna)...
Play | SHOP

Wait Until Dark (1967) -- (Movie... Con men Carlino (Jack... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Time After Time (1979) — (Movie Clip) Tourist Type Thing?
H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell), chasing the friend who...
Play | SHOP

Time After Time (1979) — (Movie... H.G. Wells (Malcolm... MORE > $9.95 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Black Sabbath (1964) — (Movie Clip) We Can Say All We Like About Ghosts
Boris Karloff returns for the introduction of the second...
Play | SHOP

Black Sabbath (1964) — (Movie Clip)... Boris Karloff returns for... MORE > $13.97 Regularly $19.95 Buy Now

All The President's Men -- (Movie Clip) Follow The Money
Reporter Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) in his first...
Play | SHOP

All The President's Men --... Reporter Bob Woodward... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

#
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Nightmare,...
Dan O'Herlihy, as "General Black," features in the nightmare...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Nightmare, Opening
Dan O'Herlihy, as "General Black," features in the nightmare sequence and opening credits to Fail-Safe 1964, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.>
Dave Karger Intro -- Fail-Safe (1964)
Guest host Dave Karger introduces Fail-Safe, 1964.
Dave Karger Intro -- Fail-Safe (1964)
Dave Karger Intro -- Fail-Safe (1964)
Guest host Dave Karger introduces Fail-Safe, 1964. >
Tiffany Vazquez Intro -- Fail-Safe (1964)
TCM's Saturday afternoon host Tiffany Vazquez introduces...
Tiffany Vazquez Intro -- Fail-Safe...
Tiffany Vazquez Intro -- Fail-Safe (1964)
TCM's Saturday afternoon host Tiffany Vazquez introduces Fail-Safe, 1964. >
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who Gives That...
First scene for translator Buck (Larry Hagman) and for the...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Who Gives That Order?
First scene for translator Buck (Larry Hagman) and for the president (Henry Fonda), going underground at the start of the crisis precipitated by an accidental incursion by an American nuclear bomber squadron, consulting with General Bogan (Frank Overton), in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.>
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Convicts And File...
First scene for nuclear war theorist Groeteschele (Walter...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Convicts And File Clerks
First scene for nuclear war theorist Groeteschele (Walter Matthau), holding court at a Washington cocktail party, diplomat Foster (Dana Elcar) objecting, with no suggestion of the crisis that comes later in the film, in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.>
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) This Is Our...
Knapp (Russell Collins), Colonel Cascio (Fritz Weaver) et al...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) This Is...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) This Is Our Chance!
Knapp (Russell Collins), Cascio (Fritz Weaver) et al at missile command as the accidental American nuclear attack proceeds, Swenson (William Hansen) presiding in the war room, civilian Groeteschele (Walter Matthau) dominating, the president (Henry Fonda) sequestered, in Fail-Safe, 1964.>
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Then We Must...
While there's only a routine strategic alert in place,...
Fail-Safe (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Then We Must Toughen The Men
While there's only a routine strategic alert in place, hawkish civilian nuclear war expert Groeteschele (Walter Matthau) is giving a previously scheduled talk to top military brass, jousting in particular with General Black (Dan O'Herlihy), in Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe, 1964.>
#

TCM Movie Database

Your destination for exclusive material from the TCM vaults

LEARN MORE >