The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Janet Munro
Director: Val Guest Cast: Janet Munro
Janet Munro
, Leo McKern
Leo McKern
, Edward Judd
Edward Judd
Val Guest

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Despite its come-on title, The Day the Earth Caught Fire is an intelligent, disturbing piece of speculative fiction. Through the eyes of British reporter Peter Stenning (Edward Judd), we learn that both the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. have simultaneously set off nuclear explosions to test their efficiency. The twin blasts have caused the Earth to go off its axis. The result is a disastrous upheaval in the balance of nature; floods and fires being the principal plagues. With the end of the world staring everyone in the face, chaos reigns. The only hope lies in another massive nuclear explosion, which will hopefully rebalance the Earth. The film ends ambiguously, with viewers allowed to decide for themselves whether or not the world has been saved. In the original prints of The Day the Earth Caught Fire, the opening and closing reels were tinted yellow, representing the scorching heat beating down on the frightened populace.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2020
UPC: 0738329247997
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:39:00
Sales rank: 6,221

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet Munro Jeannie
Leo McKern Bill Maguire
Edward Judd Peter Stenning
Bernard Braden News editor
Michael Goodliffe Night editor
Reginald Beckwith Harry
Peter Butterworth 2nd Sub Editor
Gene Anderson May
Arthur Christiansen Editor
Austin Trevor Sir John Kelly
Renée Ashershon Angela
Charles Morgan Foreign Editor
Edward Underdown Sanderson
John Barron Sub Editor
Geoffrey Chater Holroyd
Ian Ellis Michael
Jane Aird Nanny
Robin Hawdon Ronnie
Michael Caine Policeman
Marianne Stone Miss Evans

Technical Credits
Val Guest Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Buster Ambler Sound/Sound Designer
Stanley Black Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Les Bowie Special Effects
Clifton Brandon Production Manager
Beatrice Dawson Costumes/Costume Designer
Moray Grant Camera Operator
Frank Sherwin Green Associate Producer
Bill Lenny Editor
Wolf Mankowitz Screenwriter
Tony Masters Art Director
Monty Norman Score Composer
Tony Sforzini Makeup
Scott Slimon Set Decoration/Design
Harry Waxman Cinematographer

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