The Day the Earth Caught Fire

Directed by Val Guest
Starring Michael Caine, Edward Judd, Leo McKern, Janet Munro, Michael Goodliffe
Run time 97 min

A London 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? Aided by a vivid depiction of the world of newspaper journalism, and extensive location shooting on the streets of London, director Val Guest delivers one of the best of all British sci-fi films and the chilling scenes of a deserted London rival those in 28 Days Later.

Name Role
Wolf Mankowitz Writer
Michael Caine Cast Member
Val Guest Producer
Val Guest Writer
Val Guest Director
Edward Judd Cast Member
Leo McKern Cast Member
Janet Munro Cast Member
Michael Goodliffe Cast Member
Country United States of America
Original Language English
Run time 97 min
Year Completed 1961