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The Day the Earth Moved (1974)

A team taking aerial photographs of the desert deduces that an earthquake is about to strike a nearby town, but nobody in the town believes them.

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Steve Barker
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A pair of aerial photographers discover that, due to a flaw in the film they are using, they can predict when and where an earthquake is about to hit. When they discover that a quake is about to strike a small desert community, the two photographers race against time to save the inhabitants before it is too late. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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They were warned the earthquake was coming. But they refused to listen until...

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Als die Erde aufbrach  »

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Harley Copeland: [up to Heaven] If this red smudge don't come back, I'll forgive ya for this inconvenience.
Steve Barker: I hope He appreciates your generosity.
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Carol of the Bells
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Composed by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Mykola Leontovych)
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A pair of struggling aerial photographers discover something strange about their film
19 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A sleeper film that was ignored unfairly, "The Day the Earth Moved" has some good entertainment value. Jackie Cooper stars as the pilot of an aerial photography plane who--along with his photographer--discovers an amazing characteristic about their film. When they realize what they have, they are forced to take drastic measures to save some folks in a small town from harm. The film is definitely television fare, but it does possess an underlying charm which makes it tolerable, and even exciting at some point. Jackie Cooper has been an underrated actor in Hollywood. He has always performed his roles well, and he invariably creates the aura of a jovial personality for his characters.


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