The Story of CP-1 Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for The Story of CP-1 the Movie

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A documentary on the building of Chicago Pile 1 at the University of Chicago in 1942, which produced the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. The importance of CP-1 to the development of the atomic bomb is emphasized through interviews and rare footage, some of which is in black and white.


International Historic Films, Inc., PO Box 5796, Chicago, IL 60680, Phone: (773)927-2900, Fax: (773)927-9211, Email:, URL:, Remarks: Some programs available in PAL & SECAM.

Available on VHS
Running time 29 minutes.

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Documentary Films, Nuclear Energy, Technology

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