When Worlds Collide

Film

Science fiction

 

Time Out says

Exciting science fantasy movie about the end of the world, no less. A dying star is on a crash course with the earth. Flyer Dave Randall (Derr) and astronomer Doc Hendron (Keating) put their heads together and organise the construction of a space ark to transport forty lucky workers to the nearest hospitable planet and save the human race. Based on a novel by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer once envisaged as a Cecil B DeMille project back in 1934, George Pal's production is better remembered for its apocalyptic special effects than for the perfunctory dialogue, but the gripping story keeps you watching.
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UK release:

1951

Duration:

83 mins

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