The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Travelling with mind-boggling speed, a gleaming unidentified flying object zooming in from the boundless deep space, penetrates the Earth's atmosphere, landing smoothly in Cold War-Washington, D.C. Encircled by large yet feeble military forces, the peaceful intergalactic ambassador, Klaatu, emerges from the mysterious vessel accompanied by the silently dangerous robot of incomprehensible power, Gort, only to witness firsthand the earthlings' hospitality. The sophisticated humanoid declares that he comes in peace; however, he needs to assemble the world's greatest minds to hear his merciful warning and a definitive ultimatum. Is Klaatu the messenger of humanity's doom?

Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Edmund H. North (screen play), Harry Bates (based on a story by)
Production: 20th Century Fox
Genre: drama, sci-fi
Year: 1951
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 25 Dec 1951
Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.


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Helen Benson - Patricia Neal
Tom Stevens - Hugh Marlowe
Professor Jacob Barnhardt - Sam Jaffe
Bobby Benson - Billy Gray
Mrs. Barley - Frances Bavier
General at Pentagon - Patrick Aherne
Sightseer at Spaceship - Walter Bacon
Scientific Delegate - Rama Bai
Peddler - Oscar Blank
Chief of Staff - Marshall Bradford
George Barley - John Brown
British Radio Announcer - John Burton
Mr. Bleeker - Wheaton Chambers
Scientific Delegate - Spencer Chan
Mother - Jean Charney
Secretary - Beulah Christian
Captain - John Close
French Woman - Louise Colombet
General at Pentagon - James Conaty
Mr. Harley - Frank Conroy
British Soldier - Eric Corrie
Cockney - John Costello
Businessman - James Craven
Minor Role - Jack Daly
Elmer Davis - Commentator - Elmer Davis
Army Physician - Lawrence Dobkin
Medical Corps Major - Jim Doyle
Government Man - Roy Engel
Major General - Charles Evans
Mrs. Crockett - Edith Evanson
Extra in Office Building Corridor - Franklyn Farnum
British Soldier - Michael Ferris
Emma - Jewelry Clerk - Elizabeth Flournoy
Scientific Delegate - Curt Furberg
American Radar Operator - Grady Galloway
Sentry - Bill Gentry
Minor Role - Paul Gerrits
Military Officer at Pentagon Meeting - James Gonzalez
Citizen - Robert Haines
Interviewer - Glenn Hardy
Scientific Delegate - Sam Harris
Taxi Driver - Harry Harvey
Scientific Delegate - Al Haskell
Gabriel Heatter - Commentator - Gabriel Heatter
Government Agent - Gil Herman
Airforce Captain looking perplexed - Louis Jean Heydt
TV Announcer on Truck - John Hiestand
Pool Hall Patron - Michael Jeffers
H.V. Kantenborn - Commentator - H.V. Kaltenborn
Indian Radio Announcer - Hassan Khayyam
Scientific Delegate - Richard LaMarr
Platoon Leader - Harry Lauter
General Cutler - Freeman Lusk
Colonel Ryder - George Lynn
Brigadier General - Herbert Lytton
Sightseer at Spaceship - Bert Madrid
Sentry - Mike Mahoney
Minor Role - Sandee Marriott
Air Force Sergeant - David McMahon
Brady - Tyler McVey
Military Officer at Pentagon Meeting - Harold Miller
Voice of General - Millard Mitchell
Government Man - Ralph Montgomery
Government Man - Bruce Morgan
Scientific Delegate - Joseph C. Narcisse
Police Officer Behind Desk - Bill Neff
Colonel - Howard Negley
Margaret - Secretary - Dorothy Neumann
Sam - Sammy Ogg
Major White - Robert Osterloh
Captain - Gayle Pace
Drew Pearson - Commentator - Drew Pearson
Colonel - Ted Pearson
Military Police Captain - House Peters Jr.
Cab Driver - 'Snub' Pollard
Army Captain - Mike Ragan
Government Man - Gilman Rankin
Soldier - Anthony Redondo
Tank Driver - John M. Reed
Operator - Bob Reeves
Minor Role - Barry Regan
Bobby - John Rice
Major General - Fay Roope
Russian Woman - Pola Russ
Government Man - James Seay
Minor Role - Bernard Sell
Government Man - Charles Sherlock
Russian Pilot - Peter Similuk
Colonel - Bob Simpson
Kid In Saucer Landing Crowd - Joseph P. Sinda
Scientific Delegate - Reginald Lal Singh
Government Man - Marc Snow
Mr. Krull - Olan Soule
Army Orderly - Kim Spalding
Soldier - Murray Steckler
Minor Role - Harmon Stevens
Voice of Radio Announcer - Charles Tannen
Scientific Delegate - Glen Walters
Carlson - Harlan Warde
Radio Newscaster (voice) - Bill Welsh
Military Police Sergeant - Rush Williams
Government Man - Wilson Wood
Colonel in Jeep - Carleton Young