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Fail Safe – Who Gives That Oder? – The Group, L. Hagman’s Early Films

  • Who gives the order – Larry Hagman plays a Russian Interpreter .. assisting the President played by Henry Fonda..

    See Fail Safe full film (youtube)

  • Larry Hagman was born on September 21, 1931

    Hagman was an American film and television actor best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s prime time television soap opera Dallas, and befuddled astronaut Major Anthony “Tony” Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

    Hagman had supporting roles in numerous films, including Fail-Safe, Nixon, and Primary Colors.

    “LSD was such a profound experience in my life that it changed my pattern of life and my way of thinking and I could not exclude it.”[31] Hagman was introduced to marijuana by Jack Nicholson, as a safer alternative to Hagman’s heavy drinking. “I liked it because it was fun, it made me feel good, and I never had a hangover.


  • Sidney Lumet and Marlon Brando

    Both Fail-Safe and The Group were directed by Sidney Lumet. (Previous post here).

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