Atomic Attack (1954)
Based on Shadow on the Hearth by Judith Merril
Two years after her famous story “That Only a Mother” (1948), Judith Merril published Shadow on the Hearth, which imagined the homefront consequences of nuclear war at novel length. In 1954 it was adapted for the Motorola Television Hour as Atomic Attack, with a cast that featured a young Walter Matthau.
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Judith Merril biography