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, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1951-09-28
  • User Rating: 7.458/10 from 1073 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Robert Wise
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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
  • Sam Jaffe

    as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt
  • Hugh Marlowe

    as Tom Stevens
  • Lock Martin

    as Gort
  • Freeman Lusk

    as General Cutler
  • Edith Evanson

    as Mrs. Crockett, landlady
  • 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
  • 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
  • Glenn Hardy

    as Radio Interviewer at Landing Site
  • Tyler McVey

    as Brady
  • House Peters Jr.

    as M.P. Captain at Barnhardt's
  • 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
  • Grady Galloway

    as Radar Operator
  • Hassan Khayyam

    as Indian Newscaster
  • John Barton

    as British Newscaster
  • Stuart Whitman

    as Sentry (scene deleted)
  • Rama Bai

    as Scientific Delegate
  • John Burton

    as British Radio Announcer
  • Bill Welsh

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