Shadow on the Land

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Shadow on the Land
Also known asUnited States: It Can't Happen Here
Created bySidney Sheldon
Based onIt Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis
Screenplay byNedrick Young
Directed byRichard C. Sarafian
Composer(s)Sol Kaplan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
CinematographyFred J. Koenekamp
Editor(s)Henry Batista
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Screen Gems
Original networkABC
Original releaseDecember 4, 1968 (1968-12-04)

Shadow on the Land, also known as United States: It Can't Happen Here, is a 1968 television film which aired on ABC. It was adapted from the Sinclair Lewis novel It Can't Happen Here by Nedrick Young, and directed by Richard C. Sarafian. The plot involves a President creating a fascist, totalitarian regime in the United States, and a resistance movement forming against it.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Young, R. G., ed. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 560. ISBN 9781557832696. Retrieved February 2, 2017 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Shadow of the Land". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. June 25, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Hischak, Thomas S. (June 21, 2012). American Literature on Stage and Screen: 525 Works and Their Adaptations. McFarland. p. 105. ISBN 9780786492794. Retrieved February 3, 2017 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Roberts, Jerry (June 5, 2009). Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors. Scarecrow Press. p. 500. ISBN 9780810863781. Retrieved February 3, 2017 – via Google Books.

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