Movie: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [1961] Movie: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [1961]

Movie: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [1961] Movie: The Day the Earth Caught Fire [1961]

Bill Maguire:
[Maguire is on the phone to the editor after a pile of letters about nuclear tests is dumped on his desk] What am I supposed to do with these protest letters?


[pause]



Bill Maguire:
Thank you very much but there are seventeen hundred of them.

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Night Editor:
...it caused a twelve degree shift in the earth's orbit... and we're moving toward the sun.

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[Scientist Sir John Kelly speaks to quell public fears on TV, watched by journalists in a pub:]



Sir John Kelly:
When one considers the Moon is 240,000 miles away and the Sun ninety-three million, it is an extraordinary thing that astronomers can tell with such a degree of accuracy what their movements will be many years ahead.



Bill Maguire:
Now, what does that mean?



Peter Stenning:
It means he doesn't know what it's all about.

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[Jeannie is working as a telephone operator; this is the first time she's talking with Peter Stenning, just a few sentences later]



Peter Stenning:
Listen, your job is to pass messages on, when you're asked!



Jeannie Craig:
My job is to do what I'm told by the people who gave me the job, and anyway, this isn't my job; I'm from the Pool.



Peter Stenning:
Well, then why don't you dive back in and drown?

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[Jeannie is working as a telephone operator; this is the first time she's talking with Peter Stenning]



Peter Stenning:
Look, just tell Mr. Holroyd!


[aside to Leo]



Peter Stenning:
This girl's a bigger threat than radiation!



Jeannie Craig:
I heard that remark.

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