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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

U 1962-03-14 (US) Science FictionDrama 1h 38m
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The INCREDIBLE becomes Real! The IMPOSSIBLE becomes Fact! The UNBELIEVABLE becomes True!


British reporters suspect an international cover-up of a global disaster in progress... and they're right. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices and have caused the orbit of the Earth to alter, sending it hurtling towards the sun.

  1. Val Guest

    Director, Writer

  2. Wolf Mankowitz


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  1. Janet Munro

    Janet Munro

    Jeannie Craig

  2. Leo McKern

    Leo McKern

    Bill Maguire

  3. Edward Judd

    Edward Judd

    Peter Stenning

  4. Michael Goodliffe

    Michael Goodliffe

    Jacko Jackson the Night Editor

  5. Bernard Braden

    Bernard Braden

    Davis the News Editor

  6. Reginald Beckwith

    Reginald Beckwith


  7. Gene Anderson

    Gene Anderson


  8. Arthur Christiansen

    'Jeff' Jefferson - Editor

  9. Austin Trevor

    Austin Trevor

    Sir John Kelly

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

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Original Language English

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