|The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
Run time: 98 min
Genres: Drama | Sci-Fi | Romance
Director: Val Guest
Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, Val Guest
Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern
Edward Judd plays a reporter who breaks the story of nuclear tests having shifted the Earth’s orbit, sending the planet plummeting towards the sun! Yikes! In the first rank of sci-fi thrillers, this one is almost too realistic for comfort.
Release Date: May 1962 (USA)