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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

The Day the Earth Caught Fire
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Janet Munro

Janet Munro

Jeannie Craig
Leo McKern

Leo McKern

Bill Maguire
Edward Judd

Edward Judd

Peter Stenning
Michael Goodliffe

Michael Goodliffe

Jacko Jackson the Night Editor
Bernard Braden

Bernard Braden

Davis the News Editor
Gene Anderson

Gene Anderson

May


Written by
Wolf Mankowitz

Wolf Mankowitz



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Description: Americans test a nuclear weapon at the Earth's South Pole at the exact moment the Soviets explode a device at the North Pole, jolting the earth's axis out of alignment and causing catastrophic changes in global weather patterns. To make matters even worse, the planet has been dislodged from its orbit and is now hurtling toward the sun ... (more)
Release date: 1 May 1962
UPC: 013131142990
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"This apocalyptic film told about the Earth's orbit shifting when both the USA and the USSR exploded nuclear bombs at the same time, causing the Earth to slowly drift into the Sun."


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" Description Americans test a nuclear weapon at the Earth's South Pole at the exact moment the Soviets explode a device at the North Pole, jolting the earth's axis out of alignment and causing catastrophic changes in global weather patterns. To make matters even worse, the planet has been dislodged from its orbit and is now hurtling toward the sun. It's a race against time as a scientist brainstorms for ways to evade catastrophe. Yay! Classic British Sci-Fi from the 60's. "


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"Superior sci-fi based on atmosphere and sparkling interplay between the lead characters. Best script the genre has ever produced. Fact. Hasn't aged a day."


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