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Basics Critics:80Viewers:76Rusty:85
Category: Drama, Mystery/Noir/Thriller, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Science FictionSub-Category: Science Fiction, Black-and-white, Doomsday film, Therimin music, Thriller, DramaMain subject: Cold War, extraterrestrial lifeNarrative location: Washington, D.C.Runtime: 85 - 94 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: English, French, HindiCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert WiseScreenwriter: Edmund H. NorthBased on: Farewell to the MasterMusic: Bernard HerrmannCinematography: Leo ToverStars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Frances Bavier, James Hong, Billy Gray, Lock Martin, Frank Conroy, Carleton Young, Edith Evanson, Fay Roope, Gabriel Heatter, Snub PollardProducer: Julian BlausteinAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, and Sam Jaffe. The film was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates. The notable score was composed by Bernard Herrmann. A humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful 8-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race.

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