117 minute running time so around 20 minutes too long. Another Frankenheimer movie after being wowed by Seconds … imagining a military coup in the US … Kirk Douglas and his cleft chin save the day, aided by a number of tall WASPs with silver hair. Nice to see Ava Gardner, who aged very well. Propaganda for the status quo. It’s interesting, Frankenheimer way ahead of his time, but I’m not going to give it a vaunted green rating.