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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Drama | 92 minutes
3,57 465 votes

Genre: Drama / Scifi

Duration: 92 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Robert Wise

Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe

IMDb score: 7,7 (86.356)

Releasedate: 28 September 1951

The Day the Earth Stood Still plot

"From out of space... A warning and an ultimatum"

The alien Klaatu and his mighty robot land their spaceship on Earth during the Cold War. They bring an important message to the planet, which Klaatu wants to pass on to the leaders of all nations. Since communication proves to be quite difficult, Klaatu decides to take an alternative approach.

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Actors and actresses

Klaatu, alias Mr. Carpenter

Helen Benson

Bobby Benson

Prof. Jacob Barnhardt

Tom Stevens

General Cutler

Mrs. Crockett, landlady

Mr. Harley, Secretary to the President

Mrs. Barley, boarder

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avatar van arno74


  • 8700 messages
  • 3342 votes

Great sci-fi classic. One of the few I still had to go. Excellent script and acting. Knowing that this film is 70 years old, there is nothing to complain about the (scarce) special effects, I know plenty of contemporary CGI films with much worse effects. It also seems to me to be a film that paved the way for the many sci-fi films made after that. Towards the 4*

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avatar van Mister Grant

Mister Grant

  • 26 messages
  • 37 votes

The most famous SF film from the 50s/60s of course, but is it all so

exciting? The message that the film carries is of course very topical.

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