The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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

  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1951-09-28
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 603 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
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An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

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  • 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
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Directing Robert Wise Director
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Editing William Reynolds Editor
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Art Claude E. Carpenter Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Design
Writing Edmund H. North Screenplay
Production Julian Blaustein Producer
Camera Leo Tover Director of Photography
Art Addison Hehr Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Perkins Bailey Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Fred Sersen Visual Effects
Writing Harry Bates Original Story