The Day the Earth Stood Still Poster

Release Date: September 18th, 1951

DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2003

G|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
When a UFO lands in Washington, D.C., bearing a message for Earth's leaders, all of humanity stands still. Klaatu (Michael Rennie) has come on behalf of alien life who have been watching Cold War-era nuclear proliferation on Earth. But it is Klaatu's soft-spoken robot Gort that presents a more immediate threat to onlookers. A single mother (Patricia Neal) and her son teach the world about peace and tolerance in this moral fable, ousting the tanks and soldiers that greet the alien's arrival.

Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin, Drew Pearson

Director: Robert Wise

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Distributors: Fox, 20th Century Fox, CBS/Fox

Keywords: Engaging, Son, 1950s, Inspiring, Sacrifice

Awards

Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Promoting International Understanding