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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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Released September 18th, 1951, 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe The G movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 32 min, and received a score of (out of 100) on Metacritic, which put together reviews from knowledgeable critics.

What, so now you want to know what the movie’s about? Here's the plot: "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."

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