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.

By: TCh


Release details

83 mins

Cast and crew

Rudolph Maté
Sydney Boehm
Richard Derr
Barbara Rush
Peter Hanson
Larry Keating
John Hoyt
Judith Ames
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