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The day the earth stood still

Author: Robert WiseEdmund H NorthLeo ToverJulian BlausteinMichael RennieAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century-Fox Film, Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, [1951] [2002] ©1951 ©2002
Series: Studio classic, 5.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full frame formatView all editions and formats
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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him and soon realize that they may be all that stands  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
DVD
Video
Drama
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Science fiction films
Video recordings
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adventure
Science fiction
Named Person: Harry Bates
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wise; Edmund H North; Leo Tover; Julian Blaustein; Michael Rennie; Patricia Neal; Hugh Marlowe; Sam Jaffe; Billy Gray; Frances Bavier; Lock Martin; Bernard Herrmann; Fred Sersen; William Reynolds; William Travilla; Lyle Wheeler; Addison Hehr; Thomas Little; Claude Carpenter; Charles LeMaire; Harry Bates; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,
OCLC Number: 51813578
Language Note: English stereo, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono; with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Notes: Title from disc label.
Videodisc release of the 1951 motion picture.
Based on the story "Farewell to the master" by Harry Bates.
Program notes in insert.
Bonus features (not rated or closed captioned): audio commentary by Robert Wise and Nicolas Meyer; Movietone newsreel (7 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.); Making the Earth stand still documentary (81 min.); restoration comparison (4 min.); 5 still galleries; shooting script.
Credits: Music, Bernard Herrmann ; director of photography, Leo Tover ; art direction, Lyle Wheeler, Addison Hehr ; set decorations, Thomas Little, Claude Carpenter ; film editor, William Reynolds ; wardrobe direction, Charles LeMaire ; costumes designed by Travilla ; special photographic effects, Fred Sersen.
Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Billy Gray, Frances Bavier, Lock Martin.
Awards: Golden Globe Award, 1951.
Target Audience: Rated G.
Description: 1 videodisc (double-sided) (approximately 92 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, THX, NTSC.
Contents: Side A. Feature film ; theatrical trailer ; Movietone newsreel (1951) --
Side B. Documentary "Making the Earth stand still" ; restoration comparison ; still galleries ; trailers.
Series Title: Studio classic, 5.
Other Titles: Day the earth stood still (Motion picture : 1951)
Responsibility: Twentieth Century-Fox presents ; screen play by Edmund H. North ; produced by Julian Blaustein ; directed by Robert Wise.
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A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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