The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

(1961)

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Genres

Science-Fiction , Drama , Romance

Runtime

1h 38min

Age rating

PG

Director

Cast

Janet Munro
Jeannie Craig
Leo McKern
Bill Maguire
Edward Judd
Peter Stenning
Michael Goodliffe
Jacko Jackson the Night Editor
Bernard Braden
Davis the News Editor
Arthur Christiansen
'Jeff' Jefferson - Editor
Austin Trevor
Sir John Kelly
Ian Ellis
Michael Stenning
Geoffrey Chater
Pat Holroyd (uncredited)
Renée Asherson
Angela (uncredited)
Marianne Stone
Miss Evans (uncredited)
John Dearth
Dick (uncredited)
Edward Underdown
Dick Sanderson (uncredited)
Robin Hawdon
Ronnie (uncredited)
George Merritt
Smudge (uncredited)
Verina Greenlaw
Trixie (uncredited)
Jane Aird
Nanny (uncredited)
Timothy Bateson
Printer (uncredited)
Reginald Marsh
Picture Editor (uncredited)
Peter Blythe
Copy Desk (uncredited)
Pamela Green
Nurse at Laundrette (uncredited)
Michael Caine
Checkpoint Policeman (uncredited)

Synopsis

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.

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