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The Day The Earth Stood Still
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The Day The Earth Stood Still 1951

From Amazon: A hallmark of the science fiction genre as well as a wry commentary on the political climate of the 1950s, The Day the Earth Stood Still is a sci-fi movie less concerned with special effects than with a social parable. A spacecraft lands in Washington, D.C., carrying a humanoid messenger from another world (Michael Rennie) imparting a warning to the people of Earth to cease their violent behavior. But panic ensues as the messenger lands and is shot by a nervous soldier. His large robot companion destroys the Capitol as the messenger escapes the confines of the hospital. He moves in with a family as a boarder and blends into society to...

Directed By:
Robert WiseRobert Wise
Written By:
No image existsEdmund H. North
No image existsMichael Rennie
No image existsPatricia Neal
No image existsHugh Marlowe
No image existsSam Jaffe
No image existsFrances Bavier
No image existsLock Martin
No image existsBilly Gray
No image existsEdith Evanson
No image existsFrank Conroy
No image existsDrew Pearson

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The Day The Earth Stood Still Movie Review by BillyBob (7/13/2013)

When it comes to the Sci-Fi sub-genre of "Alien Visitation" flicks, I honestly don't think that they get much more intelligent and thought-provoking as this sparkling gem from 1951.

If there are other such "Alien Visitation" flicks out there (other than E.T.) that do promote this satisfying level of genuine intelligence...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still Movie Review by Mike Thomas (6/26/2010)

Remakes are a terrible thing to inflict on those that remember.

While this is a review of the original DAY the EARTH STOOD STILL, its more of a commentary about the remake, a glossier, violent, and more arrogant version of the original. Watching how Klaatu (Michael Rennie) interacts with the innocent, common people of...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still Movie Review by Eric Somer (8/20/2008)

Remarkably, the filmmaking career of Robert Wise touched seven decades. Having honed his craft as an editor at RKO Radio Pictures during the 30s and early 40s, where he worked on a number of projects including Citizen Kane (1941), Wise eventually graduated to directing by the mid 40s, churning out B films for esteemed...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still Movie Review by Movie Addict (3/2/2008)

The most amazing thing about this film was not Klaatu's (Michael Rennie) ability to completely stop all action on Earth for 30 minutes, but the fact that Bobby (Billy Gray) wore a tie. Can you imagine some kid doing that today! Seriously, this was an excellent film that promoted peace and understanding among all nations by...

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The Day The Earth Stood Still Movie Review by Ryan Midnight (1/31/2007)

At the height of the Red Scare in the 1950's, science fiction and horror were used as allegories to the Russian presence. However, those between-the-lines references are made in an entirely different light here, as well as less-than-subtle references to Christianity, specifically the coming of the Savior. From outer space...

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