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The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961

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The Day the Earth Caught Fire 1961 PG

United Kingdom Director. Val Guest

When the USA and Russia simultaneously test atomic bombs, the earth is knocked off its axis and set on a collision course with the sun. Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), a washed-up Daily Express reporter, breaks the story and sets about investigating the government cover-up.

With strong performances (Leo McKern is a stand-out), a vivid depiction of the world of newspaper journalism, and extensive location shooting on the streets of London, Val Guest delivers one of the best British sci-fi films.

Restoration supported by Simon W. Hessel

Directed by

Val Guest

Featuring

Janet Munro

Leo McKern

Edward Judd

Genres

Science Fiction

Collection

Tomorrow's World Best of BAFTA Sci fi Mark Kermode Introduces

Certificate

PG

Released

1961

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Melina Productions

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