The Day the Earth Stood Still

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, USA) is a Science Fiction film directed by Robert Wise.


Main Details

  • Released on September 20, 1951
  • B&W
  • Running time: 92 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: 20th Century Fox
  • Directed by Robert Wise
  • Written by Edmund H. North and Harry Bates
  • Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Plot Summary

  • An alien lands in Washington, D.C. and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.


  • A robot and a man . . . hold the world spellbound with new and startling powers from another planet!
  • The screen has never conceived a creature like this!
  • The world faced with destruction by strange "men" and demonic machines from a distant planet! (Ad cut).
  • Is There a Face That Can Destroy the World?
  • A Robot and a Man With Amazing Powers Invade the Earth!
  • Never Before EQUALLED! Never Before APPROACHED! Never Before SEEN!
  • From Out Of Space... A Warning And An Ultimatum
  • Strange Power From Another Planet Menaces The Earth!
  • What is this invader from another planet... Can it destroy the Earth?
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