An alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) land their spacecraft on Cold War-era Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message to the planet that Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult, so, after learning something about the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach. Written by
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The crowds were made up of local government employees, including some from the FBI offices, who were asked to participate in the film. No releases were required of employees. See more »
After Helen tells Gort "Klaatu Barada Nikto", he picks her up and carries her to the ship. There were only two Gort suits. One laced up the front for back shots, the other laced up the back for front shots. This scene used the one which laced up the front. Since Gort is shot from the side, very briefly you can see the laces up the front where Helen's hand is against his chest. See more »
When I first saw this movie (on television circa 1957)I was just a young child four years of age. I remember sitting on my father's lap and watched the whole thing through my fingers as I held my hands over my eyes for protection (yeah...right!). Gort and Klaatu were magnificent space travelers...and with a message of peace during a time that the Soviets and U.S. were deep into the 'cold war'. Very timely! Very scary! It spooked me then and I still get a chill watching the movie today. But, it's one of the classics that will live on forever! It's message is as meaningful today as it was back in the 50's. Maybe we should all watch it again and take notes.........
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