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Seven Day in May

Not Yet Rated In Theaters 08/16/2002 , 117min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1964 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Cary O'Dell Nominated
1964 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Art Direction Edward Boyle Nominated
1964 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Edmond O'Brien Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1964 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Jerry Goldsmith Nominated
1964 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Edmond O'Brien Won
1964 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director John Frankenheimer Nominated
1964 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Fredric March Nominated

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