Film Details



THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
Release Date: Sep 1951
Duration (in mins): 89 or 92
Cast:
Michael Rennie (Klaatu)
Patricia Neal (Helen Benson)
Hugh Marlowe (Tom Stevens)
Sam Jaffe (Dr. Jacob Barnhardt)
Billy Gray (Bobby Benson)
Director:
Robert Wise (Dir)
Art Lueker (Asst dir)
Writer:
Edmund H. North (Scr)
Producer:
Julian Blaustein (Prod)
Distribution
Company:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Production
Company:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Summary:
One morning, in Jul 1951, people around the world are astonished by the appearance of an unidentified, fast-moving object circling the globe. The object, a large, metallic saucer, lands on the Mall in Washington, D.C., where a crowd quickly gathers. Soldiers surround the saucer, and tension grows until a helmeted man emerges, telling the crowd that he has come in peace. A nervous soldier shoots the man when he brandishes a small object, and people run in terror as an enormous robot lumbers ou...