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Island of the Burning Damned ()

Night of the Big Heat (original title)
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While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the... See more »

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Godfrey Hanson
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Jeff Callum
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Dr. Vernon Stone
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Angela Roberts
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Frankie Callum
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Ken Stanley
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Tinker Mason
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Gerald Foster (as Percy Hurbert)
Thomas Heathcote ...
Bob Hayward (as Tom Heathcote)
Anna Turner ...
Stella Hayward
Jack Bligh ...
Ben Siddle
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Old Tramp (as Sidney Bromley)
Barry Halliday ...
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Directed by

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Terence Fisher

Written by

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Ronald Liles ... (screen play)
 
John Lymington ... (based on the novel by)
 
Pip Baker ... (additional scenes and dialogue) and
Jane Baker ... (additional scenes and dialogue)

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Tom Blakeley ... producer
Ronald Liles ... associate producer

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Malcolm Lockyer

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Reginald H. Wyer ... (photographed by) (as Reg Wyer)

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Rod Nelson-Keys ... (as Rod Keys)

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Alex Vetchinsky

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Stella Rivers ... hairdresser
Geoffrey Rodway ... makeup artist

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Ray Frift ... assistant director
Mike Higgins ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Norman A. Cole ... dubbing editor
Ted Karnon ... sound recordist (as E. Karnon)
Dudley Messenger ... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound assistant (uncredited)

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Martin Gutteridge ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects crew (uncredited)

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Frank Drake ... camera operator
Don McMurray ... clapper loader (uncredited)

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Kathleen Moore ... wardrobe

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Malcolm Lockyer ... conductor

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Joy Mercer ... continuity
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Plot Summary

While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the Swan. Only a stand-offish visting scientist suspects aliens are to blame. Meanwhile the new secretary to the local best-selling author is raising the temperature in her own way. Written by Jeremy Perkins

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Taglines See: Mysterious Invaders From Outer Space Create Their Scorching Heat Rays That Consume the People and an Island! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Island of the Burning Damned (United States)
  • Island of the Burning Doomed (United States)
  • La nuit de la grande chaleur (France)
  • Radiaciones en la noche (Spain)
  • Остров обреченных гореть (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia According to Sir Christopher Lee, this movie, dealing with an uncommon heat wave, was shot in the middle of winter. The actors and actresses not only had to be covered with glycerin to create the illusion of heavy sweat, but also suffered from wearing very light clothes in a freezing season. See more »
Goofs Hanson, a Scientist, observes that The Earth will become a planet like many "others in the Constellation". In fact, a Constellation is a group of stars, not planets. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015). See more »

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