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The Day the Sky Exploded (1958)

La morte viene dallo spazio (original title)
Scientists discover that a group of meteors are hurtling on a collison course with Earth, and if they hit, the planet will be destroyed.

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Credited cast:
Paul Hubschmid ...
John McLaren
Fiorella Mari ...
Mary McLaren
Madeleine Fischer ...
Katy Dandridge (as Madeline Fischer)
Ivo Garrani ...
Prof. Herbert Weisse
Dario Michaelis ...
Peter Leduq (as Darrio Michaelis)
Peter Meersman ...
Gen. van Dorff
Jean-Jacques Delbo ...
Sergei Boetnikov (as Jean Jacques Delbo)
Massimo Zeppieri ...
Dennis McLaren
Sam Galter ...
Randowsky
Annie Berval ...
Lab Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gérard Landry ...
Landowsky
Livio Lorenzon ...
British General
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John McLaren (voice)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ...
Stuart (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)
Gianni Solaro ...
French General
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Scientists discover that a group of meteors are hurtling on a collison course with Earth, and if they hit, the planet will be destroyed.

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27 September 1961 (USA)  »

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Death from Outer Space  »

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Trivia

The American copy of this film is in Public Domain in the United States. See more »

Goofs

In the control room there is a large world map which is drawn very poorly. One would expect such a map to be very accurate, but South America and Africa are clearly distorted. See more »

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For the English dubbed version, director of photography Mario Bava's name is given as "Mario Baja." His camera operator, Ubaldo Terzano, is listed as "Uraldo Terzano." See more »

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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Mario Bava Can Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear...Sometimes
8 July 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The Day the Sky Exploded is a cheesy Italian disaster 'epic' from producer Samiel Z. Arkoff who would revisit similar material decades later with Meteor. An aborted space flight finds the rocket engines exploding near the asteroid belt sending a cluster of meteors on a collision course with earth. As the atmosphere is disastrously disrupted by the approaching space rocks, human civilization is thrown into a panic while a team of scientists struggle to save planet earth and sort out their own relationships in whatever time remains to them. It's a shadow of more polished productions like When Worlds Collide but Bava contributes much to the look and feel of the film and his artistry and skill behind the camera elevate this one somewhat into a watchable entertainment.


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