The atomic blast of Dirty Harry in 1953 was a lightning rod for event that would follow the cast and crew of RKO’s “The Conqueror.” The fallout from the dirty blast would settle largely in St. George, Utah’s nearby Snow Canyon, a prime spot for location shooting of the 1954 film.  For John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dick Powell, Agnes Moorehead, Pedro Armendariz and others, this would put them on a collision course with radioactive waste.  Based on content from Aplomb Publishing’s “Who Nuked the Duke” by John William Law, Atomic Hollywood is a short documentary that explores the topic.

 

Atomic Hollywood