The Day the Earth Caught Fire

dayearthHUT 12 – 8.30PM

Dir. Val Guest GB 1961 99 mins (PG)
Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Le McKern

A Fleet Street journalist (Edward Judd) investigates the world’s increasingly ferocious weather conditions, and discovers that the Earth has been knocked off its axis by extensive nuclear testing. Is the Earth doomed?

With strong performances (Leo McKern is a stand-out), a vivid depiction of the world of newspaper journalism, and extensive location shooting on the streets of London, Val Guest delivers one of the best British sci-fi films.