A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »
Sir Richard Attenborough plays Ernest Tilley, a man who lost his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He tracks down the man responsible for the accident and boards the same plane, ... See full summary »
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war ... See full summary »
Edna May Oliver,
A group of former concentration camp prisoners has formed an underground network to hunt Nazi leaders, who are still on the loose. At a secret meeting in Paris they discuss what to do with ... See full summary »
Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices causing a change to the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.Written by
The film received an "X" certificate from the British Board of Film Censors upon release in 1961, barring anyone under sixteen from seeing it. See more »
In the film, two simultaneous nuclear explosions tilt the Earth's axis and change its orbit trajectory. The Earth is in fact far too massive to be moved appreciably by any man-made explosion. See more »
Well, Billy boy, they got me doing your homework. Five hundred words on sun-spots.
Have you seen the figures on some of these Earth tremors?
It's another planet trying to contact us.
[He picks up his empty coffee mug and speaks into it]
This is Earth. Are you receiving me? Are you receiving me? You are?
Well get knotted.
[He sets the mug down again]
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There are no end credits whatsoever (not even a "The End" caption); merely a fade to black. See more »
According to director Val Guest, there were two versions of the film. The original version had a topless scene with Janet Munro, and "one for the Americans" in which she has a strategically placed towel around her neck. See more »
This is truly an all-time classic. It is a genuine gem from beginning to end. Its date of 1961 should not be allowed to put you off as you will find here a gripping film with truly serious overtones and a very worrying conclusion. The acting is excellent and the story-line convincingly brought out. The tension builds up throughout the duration of the film and the end of the film really makes one think. The special effects are more-than-adequate - indeed, no more is needed. Shot in dramatic black and white this film deserves a place on everyone's DVD shelf. If you haven't yet seen it, then don't hesitate a moment longer as you are missing one of the best sci-fi films of all time.
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