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Movies: "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"

Dec. 31, 1961 - Universal Pictures has acquired Western Hemisphere distribution rights to “The Day the Earth Caught Fire,” a British-made drama produced and directed by Val Guest, written by Mr. Guest and Wolf Mankowitz, and featuring Edward Judd and Janet Munro (pictured) in lead roles. The company plans to release it here this spring. The film deals with the effects of a massive thermonuclear explosion which dislodges the earth from its axis and sends it spinning toward the sun.


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