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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Edna Sweetlove's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Nowhere near as bad as you might expect. In fact, quite entertaining. Bearing in mind it was made in 1961, the special effects (e.g. of a dried up Thames and a London shrouded in mist) are quite good. However, the premise remains a bit silly. Janet Munro had a nice arse.

  2. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

  3. Trapped In The Cinema's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    A strange scenario, unrecognisable to modern eyes. The Daily Express is a reputable newspaper. https://trappedinthecinemablog.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/the-day-the-earth-caught-fire-1961/

  4. johnantoni's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Excellent tension with this story. first class script and solid acting. Leo McKern gives such a good performance. watch out for the appearance of Maurice Micklewhite (soon to be Michael Caine) as the policeman in the fog.

  5. Steve G.'s rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Probably Val Guest's finest film and also probably one of the finest sci-fi films the UK has ever produced. Thoughtful rather than paranoid, and tense rather than panicky, it offers a delightfully British spin on the 'nuclear bombs have knackered the world' sub-genre. If possible, track down the BFI restoration as it's a beautiful piece of work on a splendid film.

  6. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    solid and interesting British Sci Fi film

  7. 4LOM's rating of the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire

    Eine der feinsten britischen Produktionen der 60er-Jahre im Bereich des phantastischen Films.