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Ronald Liles (screen play)
John Lymington (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
1971 (USA) See more »
See: Mysterious Invaders From Outer Space Create Their Scorching Heat Rays That Consume the People and an Island!
While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Director & Actor Teams: The Overlooked & Underrated (Part 1 of 2)
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The many enemies of Peter Cushing
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Godfrey Hanson

Patrick Allen ... Jeff Callum

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Vernon Stone

Jane Merrow ... Angela Roberts
Sarah Lawson ... Frankie Callum

William Lucas ... Ken Stanley

Kenneth Cope ... Tinker Mason

Percy Herbert ... Gerald Foster (as Percy Hurbert in closing credits)
Thomas Heathcote ... Bob Hayward (as Tom Heathcote)
Anna Turner ... Stella Hayward
Jack Bligh ... Ben Siddle

Sydney Bromley ... Old Tramp (as Sidney Bromley)
Barry Halliday ... Radar Operator

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Ronald Liles (screen play)

John Lymington (based on the novel by)

Pip Baker (additional scenes and dialogue) and
Jane Baker (additional scenes and dialogue)

Produced by
Tom Blakeley .... producer
Ronald Liles .... associate producer
Original Music by
Malcolm Lockyer 
Cinematography by
Reginald H. Wyer (photographed by) (as Reg Wyer)
Film Editing by
Rod Nelson-Keys  (as Rod Keys)
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky 
Makeup Department
Stella Rivers .... hairdresser
Geoffrey Rodway .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Frift .... assistant director
Mike Higgins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Norman A. Cole .... dubbing editor
Edward Karnon .... sound recording (as E. Karnon)
Dudley Messenger .... sound recording
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Ted Karnon .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Moore .... wardrobe
Music Department
Malcolm Lockyer .... conductor
Other crew
Joy Mercer .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Night of the Big Heat" - UK (original title)
"Island of the Burning Doomed" - USA (TV title)
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USA:94 min
Color (Eastmancolour) (photographed in)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Germany:16 | Norway:16 (1968) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2004) | UK:15 (video rating: with audio commentary) (2004) | USA:GP | West Germany:Not Rated (video rating)

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious and any similarity to persons either living or dead is purely coincidental.See more »
Miscellaneous: Actor Percy Herbert who has a minor role is credited in the end titles as Percy Hurbert.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) (V)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Monty Python reference!, 3 September 2006
Author: rwidebrook from United States

Enjoyable British sci-fi outing of 1967, which sports not only a venerable Cushing-Lee pairing, but exciting scenes of overheating 1960's British automobiles to boot (the steaming, hood-up MG scene will be particularly horrific for current/former MG owners who've ever dealt with this aspect common to certain vintage British cars).

Filming must've required a specialist staffer just to continually drench the actors with fake sweat.

Of particular interest for Monty Python fans will be the final scene, which is the only time in the whole movie that the decidedly low-budget monster actually appears: no, I'm not going to spoil it for you!

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