The Night the World Exploded

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The Night the World Exploded

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The Night the World Exploded

Release Date: June 14, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «Super-Quake Tilts Earth!»
Genres    :   Science Fiction
Production Companies    :   Clover Productions
Director    :   Fred F. Sears
Producers    :   Sam Katzman
Writers    :   Jack Natteford, Luci Ward
RunTime    :   64 mins.

With his assistant, Laura Hutchinson (Kathryn Gant), Dr. David Conway (William Leslie) develops a device to advance the fledgling science of earthquake prediction. After forecasting a large trembleor that will rock California within twenty-four hours, Conway cannot persuade the Governor to act. When the prediction proves true and further tests indicate that there are more quakes to come, Conway and Laura seek to perfect their device. Subsequent tests deep within Carlsbad Caverns discover an unknown element—E-112—that is responsible for the earthquakes and threatens to destroy the globe if it ever reaches the surface. The team determines that with only four weeks until Armegddon, the race is on to neutralize the killer element before it takes a devastating toll.




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