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The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The INCREDIBLE becomes Real! The IMPOSSIBLE becomes Fact! The UNBELIEVABLE becomes True!Nov. 01, 1961UK98 Min.Unrated
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Journalists of the London Daily Express check out reports of strange phenomena occurring all around the world, together with flooding within the Sahara, unseasonable blizzards in New York, and violent tornadoes inside the Soviet Union. All over England, temperatures are at the upward thrust, girls in bikinis are everywhere, and mists are blanketing the Thames River. Top scientists at the Meteorological Center refuse to provide any legit explanation, which makes the newspaper editor suspicious. He orders science reporter Bill Maguire and alcoholic columnist Peter Stenning to dig for facts. When Peter starts offevolved a romance with Met Center secretary Jeannie Craig, he learns from her certain clues that there has indeed been a cover-up, and he starts to sober up, so that he may additionally win her love. Ten days before this film starts, two nuclear bombs have been exploded, one at the North Pole by way of the Soviet Union, the opposite on the South Pole by means of the United States. Nobody observed earlier than now that they were set almost simultaneously, until the Chief Editor, in a conference along with his reporters, draws a line from London to New Zealand, showing the path that floods and other catastrophes have created in a devastating line. Stenning gathers from recommendations Jeannie gives him that the two explosions shifted the Earth’s orbit and set it on a route toward the sun. As water will become scarce, the British authorities takes emergency measures to control hysteria, rampant looting, and rioting by teenagers. The handiest possible solution is for another explosion of bombs with a purpose to restore the Earth’s orbit. On detonation day, Stenning heroically makes his way through a barren region to the newsroom to put in writing a story in order to put together for the outcomes of the blasts. He instructs the typesetters to put together the front pages. One has the headline “World Saved”, and the other “World Doomed”. tt0054790

The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Original title The Day the Earth Caught Fire
IMDb Rating 7.1 4,415 votes
TMDb Rating 7.3 56 votes


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Janet Munro isJeannie Craig
Jeannie Craig
Leo McKern isBill Maguire
Bill Maguire
Edward Judd isPeter Stenning
Peter Stenning
Michael Goodliffe isJacko Jackson the Night Editor
Jacko Jackson the Night Editor
Bernard Braden isDavis the News Editor
Davis the News Editor
Arthur Christiansen is'Jeff' Jefferson - Editor
'Jeff' Jefferson - Editor
Austin Trevor isSir John Kelly
Sir John Kelly

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