The Day The Earth Caught Fire

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The Day The Earth Caught Fire (1961, UK) is a Drama-Romance-Science Fiction film directed by Val Guest.

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Main Details

  • Released on November 23, 1961 (UK) | May 1962 (USA)
  • B&W (with tinted sequences)
  • Running time: 99 minutes
  • Production Co.: Val Guest Productions
  • Distribution Co.: British Lion (UK)| Universal-International (USA)
  • Directed by Val Guest
  • Written by Val Guest and Wolf Mankowitz
  • Starring: Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd

Plot Summary

  • When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Taglines

  • THE PICTURE THAT GIVES YOU A FRONT SEAT TO THE MOST JOLTING EVENTS OF TOMORROW...TODAY! (original U.S. print ad - all caps)
  • The INCREDIBLE becomes Real! The IMPOSSIBLE becomes Fact! The UNBELIEVABLE becomes True!
  • Never leave atomic bombs where children can reach them.
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