The Night the World Exploded

1957

The Night the World Exploded (1957)

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This Sam Katzman-produced sci-fier was originally released on a double bill with Katzman's Giant Claw. The plot is motivated by a newly discovered element called E-112, which festers at the Earth's core. Rising to the surface in the form of liquefied stone, E-112 becomes extremely dangerous when it is mixed with nitrogen. Before long, the entire world is threatened with the explosive power of the volatile element. To save Mankind from being blown to smithereens, seismologist David Conway (William Leslie) tries to neutralize E-112 with a combination of volcanic gases and silver iodide. Despite all the scientific doublespeak, The Night the World Exploded is doggedly nonintellecutal in its execution and appeal.

Cast

Kathryn Grant
as Laura 'Hutch' Hutchinson
William Leslie
as Dr. David Conway
Tris Coffin
as Dr. Ellis Morton
Raymond Greenleaf
as Gov. Chaney
Charles Evans
as Gen. Bortes
Frank J. Scannell
as Sheriff Quinn
Marshall Reed
as General's Aide
Fred Coby
as Ranger Brown
Paul Savage
as Ranger Kirk
Terry Frost
as Foreman
Tristram Coffin
as Dr. Ellis Morton
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