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The Day the Earth Stood Still

1951 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DramaSci-fi

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? Written by Nick Riganas The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American English-language Drama Sci-Fi movie starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier and Carleton Young. The movie is based on Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates. 20th Century Fox was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Julian Blaustein. The movie is directed by Robert Wise. 20th Century Fox acquired the distribution rights for the movie. The Day the Earth Stood Still was released on 25th December 1951 and takes a screen time of 92 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. The Day the Earth Stood Still was made on a budget of $80 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $233 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Edmund H. North. Cinematography was done by Leo Tover A.S.C. and editing by William Reynolds and A.C.E. The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann.
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  • Jini Score
    89%
  • Critics Score
    84%
  • Rating
    7.7/10
  • Box Office
    $ 233 Million
  • Jini Score
    89%
  • Critics Score
    84%
  • Rating
    7.7/10
  • Box Office
    $ 233 Million
influentialenduringdefiningamazingcomforting
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? Written by Nick Riganas The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American English-language Drama Sci-Fi movie starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier and Carleton Young. The movie is based on Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates. 20th Century Fox was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Julian Blaustein. The movie is directed by Robert Wise. 20th Century Fox acquired the distribution rights for the movie. The Day the Earth Stood Still was released on 25th December 1951 and takes a screen time of 92 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. The Day the Earth Stood Still was made on a budget of $80 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $233 million. The screenplay for the movie was written by Edmund H. North. Cinematography was done by Leo Tover A.S.C. and editing by William Reynolds and A.C.E. The music was composed by Bernard Herrmann.

The Day the Earth Stood Still Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

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Positive Review Rating : 84%

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  • Time Out

    Edmund H Norths intelligent script and Wises smooth direction are serious without being solemn, while Bernard Herrmanns effectively alien sounding score reinforces the atmosphere of strangeness and... ( Read More )
  • This beloved science fiction film shows what happens to the alien Klaatu and his robot Gort after they land their spaceship on Earth. ( Read More )
  • Tv Guide

    Superb performances by all involved, restrained direction by Wise, and a magnificent and innovative score by Bernard Herrmann help keep this 35 year old film just as relevant today as it was the da... ( Read More )
  • Emanuellevy

    Though made half a century ago, this film remains a seminal sci fi and a defining moment in the genres history as well as in the visual treatment of fear of atomic bomb. ( Read More )
  • This is a superbly crafted, landmark film which invested a much derided and frequently ludicrous genre with a welcome degree of dignity and respectability. ( Read More )
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Awards for The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Golden Globes, USA
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Online Film & Television Association
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS