I remember films like this. Of course, being a little younger than this film, the scare was more hydrogen bombs. My grade school years were in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. By that time, thermonuclear weapons made the idea of Duck and Cover kind of silly.
Chemists working on a super gasoline for aircraft encounter a Nazi spy ring bent on theft and murder.
You can’t hug your kids with nuclear arms.
A Day Called ‘X’ was a dramatized CBS documentary set in Portland, Oregon in which the entire city is evacuated in anticipation of a nuclear air raid, after Soviet bombers had been detected by radar stations to the north; it details the activation of the city’s civil defense protocols and leads up to the moment before the attack (the ending is left intentionally unknown).
Stalag 17 is a 1953 war film which tells the story of a group of American airmen held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to suspect that one of their number is an informant.
A documentary hosted by Jack Webb with rare footage of Hillary and Bernie turning their own father in.
This is the story of Vasili Arkhapov. I was only a few months old in October 1962 and we didn’t know those nukes on Cuba were actually operational.