The Day the Earth Stood Still

When a flying saucer lands in Washington, D.C. in July 1951, the Army quickly surrounds it. A humanoid (Michael Rennie) emerges, announcing that he has come in peace. When he unexpectedly opens a small device, he is shot by a nervous soldier. A tall robot emerges from the saucer and quickly disintegrates the soldiers' weapons. The alien orders the robot, Gort, to stop. He explains that the now-broken device was a gift for the President which would have enabled him "to study life on the other planets".

The alien, Klaatu, is taken to Walter Reed Hospital. After surgery, he uses a salve to quickly heal his wound. Meanwhile, the Army is unable to enter the saucer; Gort stands outside, silent and unmoving. Read more on Wikipedia.

MPAA Rating:NR
Genre:Drama, Sci Fi
Country:United States
Produced By:Julian Blaustein
Directed By:Robert Wise
Written By:Edmund H. North, Harry Bates
Cast:Louise Colombet, Ted Pearson, Joseph C. Narcisse, Paul Gerrits, Oscar Blank, Richard Carlson, Billy Gray, Kim Spalding, Gayle Pace, Gil Herman, Olan Soule, Herbert Lytton, Franklyn Farnum, Michael Rennie, Hugh Marlowe, Peter Similuk, Robert Osterloh, Charles Sherlock, Michael Ferris, Roy Engel, 'Snub' Pollard, Glen Walters, Walter Bacon, Harmon Stevens, Sammy Ogg, Beulah Christian, Harlan Warde, Michael Capanna, Bill Gentry, Harry Harvey, Frank Conroy, Bill Neff, Rush Williams, Stuart Whitman, Jean Charney, House Peters Jr., Al Haskell, John Close, Bruce Morgan, Bill Welsh, Gil Warren, John Hiestand, Jim Doyle, John Burton, Charles Tannen, Lock Martin, Freeman Lusk, Charles Evans, Harry Lauter, Tyler McVey, Howard Negley, Hassan Khayyam, Mike Ragan, Frances Bavier, Millard Mitchell, Reginald Lal Singh, Wheaton Chambers, James Craven, James Gonzalez, Elizabeth Flournoy, Fay Roope, Dorothy Neumann, David McMahon, George Lynn, Bert Madrid, James Seay, Marjorie Crossland, Jack Daly, Harold Miller, Grady Galloway, Lawrence Dobkin, Bernard Sell, Patrick Aherne, Bhogwan Singh, Patricia Neal, James Conaty, Marshall Bradford, Chet Brandenburg, Carleton Young, Glenn Hardy, Wilson Wood, Eric Corrie, John Brown, John Costello, Sam Harris, Sam Jaffe, Spencer Chan, Edith Evanson, Bob Reeves, Barry Regan, Mike Mahoney, Sandee Marriott, Rama Bai, Ralph Montgomery, Murray Steckler
In Theaters:Jan 01, 1970
Runtime:1 hour 32 minutes
Production:20th Century Fox
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