THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE

BBFC reference: 
AZF008781
Certification: 
Classification date: 
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Friday, 17 March 2000
Monday, 6 March 2000
Tuesday, 12 September 1961
Main language: 
Distributers: 
Sound & Media,Pax Films,BFI Films
Release date: 
Monday, 13 March 2000
Type: 
Directors: 
Val Guest
Cast: 
Janet Munro,Leo McKern,Edward Judd,Michael Goodliffe,Bernard Braden,Reginald Beckwith,Gene Anderson,Renee Asherson,Arthur Christiansen,Jane Aird,John Barron,Peter Butterworth,Michael Caine,Geoffrey Chater,Ian Ellis,Pamela Green,Robin Hawdon,Charles Morgan,Marianne Stone,Austin Trevor
Consumer advice: 
mild bad language, mild violence, innuendo
BBFC insight: 

<p>THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE is a 1961 political science fiction drama about a global ecological disaster caused by nuclear weapons testing.</p><dl><dt>Language</dt><dd><p>Mild bad language includes 'ass', 'bastard', 'bloody' 'hell' and 'son of a bitch'.</p></dd><dt>Violence</dt><dd><p>There is also one scene of mild violence in which a man gets into a punch up with some young people, knocking some of them to the ground with masked blows.</p></dd><dt>Sex</dt><dd><p>The film also contains infrequent mild innuendo. In one scene a man sits of the edge of a bed in his boxer shorts, flirting with a woman who is naked under the bed sheets. It is discreetly implied they go on to have sex.</p></dd></dl><p>The film has a bleak tone, with sequences showing how the Earth's warming environment wreaks havoc on the landscape. This includes images of cattle lying dead on parched earth and forest fires raging.</p>

Other titles: 
THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE (SCOPE)
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This release was cut: 
BBFC insight date: 
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Year: 
1961
Release formats: 
Approximate running minutes: 
96
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