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    Two years after the events, MGM recounts how the United States developed and dropped the atomic bomb in The Beginning or the End (1947).

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Beginning or the End, The - (Original Trailer)

Beginning or the End, The - (Original Trailer)
Two years after the events, MGM recounts how the United States developed and dropped the atomic bomb in The Beginning or the End (1947).>
Beginning Or The End, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip)...
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Beginning Or The End, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Just Another Bomb
Jonathan Hale resembles Vannevar Bush, whom he plays, consulting FDR (Godfrey Tearle) about the need for atomic research, whose call across the pond causes fictional Brits Chisolm (Richard Haydn) and Wyatt (Hurd Hatfield) to proceed to Chicago, in The Beginning Or The End, 1947. >
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Beginning Or The End, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Flash Gordon's Latest
We’ve just met Robert Walker as U.S. Army liaison Col. Nixon, arrived at Stagg Field where the real “Chicago Pile-1” reactor was developed, getting a detailed briefing from Tom Drake as scientist Cochran, in the dramatization of the Manhattan Project, The Beginning Or The End, 1947. >
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Beginning Or The End, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Atom Bomb...
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Beginning Or The End, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Atom Bomb Special
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