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THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 99m 26s

Ratings Info mild bad language, mild violence, innuendo

Genre(s) Drama, Science Fiction

Director(s) Val Guest

Cast includes Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Edward Judd, Michael Goodliffe, Bernard Braden, Reginald Beckwith, Gene Anderson, Renee Asherson, Arthur Christiansen, Jane Aird, John Barron, Peter Butterworth, Michael Caine, Geoffrey Chater, Ian Ellis, Pamela Green, Robin Hawdon, Charles Morgan, Marianne Stone, Austin Trevor

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 01/10/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE is a 1961 political science fiction drama about a global ecological disaster caused by nuclear weapons testing.

Language

Mild bad language includes 'ass', 'bastard', 'bloody' 'hell' and 'son of a bitch'.

Violence

There is also one scene of mild violence in which a man gets into a punch up with some young people, knocking some of them to the ground with masked blows.

Sex

The film also contains infrequent mild innuendo. In one scene a man sits of the edge of a bed in his boxer shorts, flirting with a woman who is naked under the bed sheets. It is discreetly implied they go on to have sex.

The film has a bleak tone, with sequences showing how the Earth's warming environment wreaks havoc on the landscape. This includes images of cattle lying dead on parched earth and forest fires raging.

Details

Title
THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
BFI Films
Classified date(s)
01/10/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
99m 26s
Approved footage
8949+0
BBFC reference
BFF008781
Registration number
CFJ33631

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