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As the Earth Turns (2019)

An apocalyptic future war that could destroy the planet is explored in this silent film, shot in 1938.

Director:

Richard Lyford

Writer:

Richard Lyford
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23 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Roger Bassett Roger Bassett
Barbara Berger Barbara Berger ... Julie Weston
Vinton Birch Vinton Birch
Alfred Clake Alfred Clake
Patricia Cowan Patricia Cowan
Burton Dinius Burton Dinius
Robert Dishman Robert Dishman
Edwin C. Frost Edwin C. Frost ... Prof. Lionel Banks
Alan Hoelting Alan Hoelting ... Arther Verrill
Charles Hoffman Charles Hoffman
Leslie Houde Leslie Houde
James Leipper James Leipper
Charles Albert Lyford Jr. Charles Albert Lyford Jr.
Richard Lyford ... PAX
Bruce Mattson Bruce Mattson
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An apocalyptic future war that could destroy the planet is explored in this silent film, shot in 1938.

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Sci-Fi

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In 1937, in Seattle, a twenty-year-old budding filmmaker, Richard Lyford, using his own equipment, had already created 58 plays and 9 never released, award-winning films, including "As the Earth Turns". This director would go on to work for Disney Studios, and direct and edit a 1950 Academy Award Documentary. See more »

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A very ambitious attempt that doesn't fail to entertain!
23 June 2020 | by angus-lamontSee all my reviews

As a filmmaker around the age Richard was when he made this mini epic, and also a big fan of classic films from the golden age of cinema, I really enjoyed this! You can see how the films and world events at the time really inspired Lyford to make this film and the overall style is very reminiscent of those classic serials of the 1930's, such as "Flash Gordon" and "Dick Tracy". From the great dramatic acting to the charming special effects, this is definitely a worth while watch! I won't spoil anything but the ending really caught me off guard and was a really nice surprise! I love watching 'homemade epics' and to see one from this era is a rare treasure!


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

1 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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8th Sense Productions, See more »
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Black and White | Color (some scenes)
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