Seven Days in May [DVD] [1964]

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  • Release Date: 11/22/2016
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Commentary by director John Frankenheimer


Seven Days in May
Adapted by Rod Serling from the best-selling novel by Fletcher Knebel and Charles Waldo Bailey II, Seven Days in May was allegedly inspired by the far-right ramblings of one General Edwin Walker. Burt Lancaster plays General James M. Scott, who, convinced that liberal President Jordan Lyman (Fredric March) is soft on America's enemies, plots a military takeover of the United States. Every effort made by President Lyman to find concrete evidence of General Scott's scheme is scuttled by political protocol, human error and accidental death. Ultimately, Lyman must rely upon the man who first uncovered the plot: Colonel "Jiggs" Casey (Kirk Douglas). John Frankenheimer's terse direction and Ellsworth Fredericks' stark black and white photography enhance the "docudrama" feel of Seven Days in May. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster - Gen. James M. Scott
  • Kirk Douglas
    Kirk Douglas - Col. Martin "Jiggs" Casey
  • Fredric March
    Fredric March - President Jordan Lyman
  • Ava Gardner
    Ava Gardner - Eleanor Holbrook
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - Sen. Raymond Clark

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Political Thriller

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    Great political thriller that is very timely. Great performances by all. Outstanding video quality. Beautiful black and white cinematography.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action-Burt Lancaster always great!

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    If you like old flics turned into Blu-ray format this is it. Burt Lancaster is always great, seeing this old flic in Blu-ray format is superb! Must get!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing and exciting film.

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    I think that "Seven Days In May" was one of the greatest classic films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite classic films of all-time. I have seen and enjoyed this film several times and I also think that "Seven Days In May" had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable action, mystery, suspense and drama and a really great and amazing cast and personal/political storylines as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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