The Day The Earth Stood Still

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20th Century Fox Released 1951

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Director:
Robert Wise
Released:
1951
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The Day The Earth Stood Still is the 1951 science fiction classic directed by Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story) and written by Edmund H. North (co-writer of Patton). An alien (apparently an actual human from another planet similar to Earth) arrives to Earth with his big robot Gort and land in Wahington. After being shot at during his arrival, the alien, Klaatu (Micheal Rennie, The Lost World, The Third Man, The Robe), is taken to a hospital. He then escapes and joins a group of people renting rooms at an old lady's house. He then contacts a professor of some sort (presumably a professor of physics) and arranges for a meeting with scientist from around the world. He delivers his message to them. He states that Earth will be destroyed if the human race will threaten the universe with atom bombs. He leaves, hopefully having shaken Earth into peaceful action.

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