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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Michael Rennie
Patricia Neal
Hugh Marlowe
Sam Jaffe
Directors
Robert Wise
Screenwriters
Harry Bates
Edmund H North
Running Time
89 minutes

The Day The Earth Stood Still
One of the classiest sci-fi films to come out of 50s Hollywood.


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Plot
An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on cold war Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message for the planet which Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult so, after learning something of the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.


Verdict
This is a superbly crafted, landmark film which invested a much-derided — and frequently ludicrous — genre with a welcome degree of dignity and respectability.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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