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The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

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99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.
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Wolf Mankowitz (written for the screen by) | Val Guest (written for the screen by)
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£200,000
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May 1962 (United States)

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7.1 / 10 | 4,171 votes