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Tear Jerker: The Day After
Eve Dahlberg, in deep-seated denial, stubbornly tries to continue doing housework despite the fact that there is only a few short minutes to nuclear armageddon. After a brief struggle, Jim starts to drag her down to the cellar, while she bawls loudly in despair the entire time ...
Denise Dahlberg toward the end of the movie. "They gave me this ribbon to wear ... but I haven't got any damn hair to put it in to ..."