A shower of meteorites produces a rare night time spectacle that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the World's population go completely blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of Triffids: farmed plants harvested for their oils, which are capable of moving themselves around and are carnivorous. In this film version, however, the Triffids are not indigenous plants. Instead they are space aliens whose spores have arrived in this and an earlier meteor shower. Derided by the original novel's author, John Wyndham, for straying so far away from the source material.

  1. Steve Sekely


  2. Freddie Francis


  3. John Wyndham


  4. Bernard Gordon


Top Billed Cast

  1. Howard Keel

    Howard Keel

    Bill Masen

  2. Nicole Maurey

    Nicole Maurey

    Christine Durrant

  3. Janette Scott

    Janette Scott

    Karen Goodwin

  4. Kieron Moore

    Kieron Moore

    Tom Goodwin

  5. Mervyn Johns

    Mervyn Johns

    Mr. Coker

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The Day of the Triffids
The Day of the Triffids



Status Released

Release Information

  • April 27, 1963


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget $750,000.00

Revenue -



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