It occurs with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state keep an eye on. Thankfully, a coup d’état can’t occur here. Or can it? A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) and written for the screen by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), Seven Days in Would possibly tautly explores that chance. At odds are a well-liked general and Joint Chiefs of Workforce Chairman (Burt Lancaster) and an unpopular president (Fredric March) with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel (Kirk Douglas) uncovers the scheme. However are the seven fateful days beforehand enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.