The Day the Earth Stood Still

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

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1951-09-17
Run time: 92 minute / 1:32
Budget: $1,200,000
Director: Robert Wise
Writer: Edmund H. North
Production Company : 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America


Michael Rennie
as Klaatu, alias Mr. Carpenter
Patricia Neal
as Helen Benson
Billy Gray
as Bobby Benson
Hugh Marlowe
as Tom Stevens
Sam Jaffe
as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt
Lock Martin
as Gort
Edith Evanson
as Mrs. Crockett, landlady
Freeman Lusk
as General Cutler
Frank Conroy
as Mr. Harley, Secretary to the President
Frances Bavier
as Mrs. Barley, boarder
John Brown
as George Barley, boarder
Olan Soule
as Mr. Krull, boarder
Glenn Hardy
as Radio Interviewer at Landing Site
Marjorie Crossland
as Hilda, Barnhart's secretary
Elmer Davis
as Elmer Davis
H.V. Kaltenborn
as H. V. Kaltenborn
Drew Pearson
as Drew Pearson
Gabriel Heatter
as Gabriel Heatter (voice)
Harry Lauter
as Lieutenant in Charge of Landing Site
James Doyle
as Army Dr. White
Larry Dobkin
as Balding Army Doctor
Robert Osterloh
as Army Examining Doctor
House Peters Jr.
as M.P. Captain at Barnhardt's
Tyler McVey
as Brady
George Lynn
as Conference Colonel Ryder
Dorothy Neumann
as Margaret, Tom's secretary
Wheaton Chambers
as Mr. Bleeker, jeweller
Carleton Young
as Zone Five Lieutenant Colonel
Harry Harvey
as The Cab Driver
Sammy Ogg
as Sammy, boy witness
Bess Flowers
as Lady Outside Jewelry Store
James Seay
as Government Man
Stuart Whitman
as Sentry (scene deleted)
Grady Galloway
as Radar Operator
Hassan Khayyam
as Indian Newscaster
John Barton
as British Newscaster
Robert Wise Director

Edmund H. North Screenplay

Julian Blaustein Producer

Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer

Leo Tover Director of Photography

William Reynolds Editor

Addison Hehr Art Direction
Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration
Thomas Little Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Perkins Bailey Costume Design
Travilla Costume Design

Harry Bates Original Story

Costume & Make-Up
Ben Nye Makeup Artist

Visual Effects
Fred Sersen Visual Effects

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