Seven Days in May

TitleSeven Days in May
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1964
AuthorsFrankenheimer, John
Running Time118 min
Date Released1964
DistributorParamount Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

A planned military coup against the president of the United States president threatens the nation during the Cold War. A nuclear disarmament treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union spurred the plot. Seven Days in May critiques the growing power of the military-industrial complex and anti-communism within American government as a threat to democratic institutions.


Burt Lancaster

Kirk Douglas

Fredric March

Ava Gardner

Edmond O'Brien

Martin Balsam

Andrew Duggan

Hugh Marlowe

Whit Bissell

Helen Kleeb

George Macready

Richard Anderson

Bart Burns 


Warner Bros. Pictures, Seven Arts Productions and Joel Productions, Inc. present

produced by Edward Lewis

directed by John Frankenheimer

screenplay by Rod Serling

cinematography by Ellsworth Fredricks

production design by Cary Odell

edited by Ferris Webster

set decoration by Edward Boyle

costumes by Wes Jefferies

music composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith


Political Drama, Thriller

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