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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Day the Earth Stood Still
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Patricia Neal Patricia Neal
Helen Benson
Hugh Marlowe Hugh Marlowe
Tom Stevens
Sam Jaffe Sam Jaffe
Professor Jacob Barnhardt
Billy Gray Billy Gray
Bobby Benson
Frances Bavier Frances Bavier
Mrs. Barley
Patrick Aherne Patrick Aherne
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Written by
Edmund H. North Edmund H. North
(screen play)
Harry Bates Harry Bates


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Sci-fi classic!

9 years, 7 months ago at Apr 23 2:29
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"Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!"

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a brilliant, influential landmark science fiction production that stands the test of time. Many will see the film as dated and unnecessary, but truth be told the film has lost essentially none of its original impact. It delivers an exceptional message (that couldn't have come at a better time, I might add) and ends withou... read more

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6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 16 0:56
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So the theme of the movie seems to be, Pursue peace and everything will be wonderful, and if you don't, you will be obliterated by a killer robot. The hypocrisy drips.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 6 15:34
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The Day the Earth Stood Still (Ultimatum alla Terra)

1951
USA
Regia: Robert Wise.
Produzione: Julian Blaustein per 20th Century Fox.
Sceneggiatura: Edmund H. North, dal racconto Farewell to the Master di Harry Bates.
Fotografia: Leo Tover (bianco e nero).
Montaggio: William Reynolds.
Scenografia: Addison Hehr, Lyle Wheeler.
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A flying saucer orbits the 1950s Earth. An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
Release date: 25 December 1951
UPC: 024543050056
Tags: Sci-fi (23), 1951 (15), Drama (14), 1950s (11), Aliens (8), Classic (8), Thriller (8), Black And White (7), Alien (5), Anti War (5), Robot (4), Science Fiction (4), Cold War (4), Black & White (3), Television (3), Scientist (3), (3), Giant Robot (3), Flying Saucer (2), Death Ray (2)
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