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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 92

Budget: $1,200,000

Revenue: $0

Languages: en, fr, hi

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  G

  •  U

  •  12

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Alternative Titles

  • Der Tag, an dem die Erde stillstand
  • Ultimatum alla Terra
  • O Dia em que a Terra Parou
Content Score: 100

7.1/10 (43 votes)


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.


A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!



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Michael Rennie

as Klaatu/Carpenter

Patricia Neal

as Helen Benson

Hugh Marlowe

as Tom Stevens

Sam Jaffe

as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt…

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A review by John Chard

I'm impatient with stupidity. My people have learned to live without it.

The Day the Earth Stood Still is directed by Robert Wise and adapted to screenplay by Edmund H. North from the story Farewell to the Master written by Harry Bates. It stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray and Frances Bavier. Music is by Bernard Herrmann and cinematography by Leo Tover.

Classic sci-fi is right here as director Robert Wise gives a beautifully steady hand to Harry Bate's short story. Peace for the world or else is the message and I don't see anything wrong with that... read the rest.