A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son (Patricia Neal, Billy Gray) befriend him...and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

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Drama/Suspense/Thriller/Science-Fiction · 1h 32m · 9/18/1951

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

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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son (Patricia Neal, Billy Gray) befriend him...and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French, Hindi, Russian

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Budget

$1,200,000

Revenue

$1,850,000
Part Of
Cast
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Bill Gentry

Sentry (uncredited)
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Paul Gerrits

Minor Role (uncredited)
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Glenn Hardy

Interviewer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Sam Harris

Scientific Delegate (uncredited)
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Harry Harvey

Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Gabriel Heatter

Himself - Commentator (uncredited)
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Gil Herman

Government Agent (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Hiestand

TV Announcer on Truck (uncredited)
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H.V. Kaltenborn

Himself - Commentator (uncredited)
Person Photo

Hassan Khayyam

Indian Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Harry Lauter

Platoon Leader (uncredited)
Person Photo

Freeman Lusk

General Cutler (uncredited)
Person Photo

George Lynn

Colonel Ryder (uncredited)
Person Photo

Herbert Lytton

Brigadier General (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Sentry (uncredited)
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Sandee Marriott

Minor Role (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Air Force Sergeant (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tyler McVey

Brady (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Military Officer at Pentagon Meeting (uncredited)
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Millard Mitchell

Voice of General (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ralph Montgomery

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bruce Morgan

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bill Neff

Police Officer Behind Desk (uncredited)
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Howard Negley

Colonel (uncredited)
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Dorothy Neumann

Margaret - Secretary (uncredited)
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Sammy Ogg

Sam (uncredited)
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Robert Osterloh

Major White (uncredited)
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Gayle Pace

Captain (uncredited)
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Drew Pearson

Himself - Commentator (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ted Pearson

Colonel (uncredited)
Person Photo

House Peters Jr.

Military Police Captain (uncredited)
Person Photo

'Snub' Pollard

Cab Driver (uncredited)
Person Photo

John M. Reed

Tank Driver (uncredited)
Person Photo

Barry Regan

Minor Role (uncredited)
Person Photo

Fay Roope

Major General (uncredited)
Person Photo

Pola Russ

Russian Woman (uncredited)
Person Photo

James Seay

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charles Sherlock

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Peter Similuk

Russian Pilot (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bob Simpson

Colonel (uncredited)
Person Photo

Marc Snow

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Olan Soule

Mr. Krull (uncredited)
Person Photo

Kim Spalding

Army Orderly (uncredited)
Person Photo

Murray Steckler

Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harmon Stevens

Minor Role (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charles Tannen

Voice of Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harlan Warde

Carlson (uncredited)
Person Photo

Gil Warren

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Stuart Whitman

Sentry (uncredited)
Person Photo

Rush Williams

Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Person Photo

Wilson Wood

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Carleton Young

Colonel in Jeep (uncredited)
Person Photo

Michael Rennie

Klaatu
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Patricia Neal

Helen Benson
Person Photo

Hugh Marlowe

Tom Stevens
Person Photo

Sam Jaffe

Professor Jacob Barnhardt
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Billy Gray

Bobby Benson
Person Photo

Frances Bavier

Mrs. Barley
Person Photo

Lock Martin

Gort
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Patrick Aherne

General at Pentagon (uncredited)
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Holly Bane

Army Captain (uncredited)
Person Photo

Oscar Blanke

Peddler (uncredited)
Person Photo

Marshall Bradford

Chief of Staff (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Brown

George Barley (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Burton

British Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Michael Capanna

Sentry (uncredited)
Person Photo

Wheaton Chambers

Mr. Bleeker (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jean Charney

Mother (uncredited)
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Beulah Christian

Secretary (uncredited)
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John Close

Captain (uncredited)
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Louise Colombet

French Woman (uncredited)
Person Photo

James Conaty

General at Pentagon (uncredited)
Person Photo

Frank Conroy

Mr. Harley (uncredited)
Person Photo

Eric Corrie

British Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Costello

Cockney (uncredited)
Person Photo

James Craven

Businessman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Marjorie Crossland

Hilda (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jack Daly

Minor Role (uncredited)
Person Photo

Elmer Davis

Himself - Commentator (uncredited)
Person Photo

Lawrence Dobkin

Army Physician (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jim Doyle

Medical Corps Major (uncredited)
Person Photo

Roy Engel

Government Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charles Evans

Major General (uncredited)
Person Photo

Edith Evanson

Mrs. Crockett (uncredited)
Person Photo

Franklyn Farnum

Extra in Office Building Corridor (uncredited)
Person Photo

Michael Ferris

British Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

Elizabeth Flournoy

Emma - Jewelry Clerk (uncredited)
Person Photo

Grady Galloway

American Radar Operator (uncredited)
Crew
Person Photo

Robert Wise

Director
Person Photo

Edmund H. North

Writer
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Harry Bates

Writer
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Disc Releases
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The Day the Earth Stood Still

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/4/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(Blu-ray)

4/20/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

12/2/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(DVD)

12/2/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(Blu-ray, Box)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Day the Earth Stood Still

(DVD)

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