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Immediate Disaster (1954)
"Stranger from Venus" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  23 August 1954 (USA)
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Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia ... See full summary »

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Susan North
Helmut Dantine ...
The Stranger
Derek Bond ...
Arthur Walker
Cyril Luckham ...
Dr. Meinard
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Tom Harding
Marigold Russell ...
Gretchen Harding
Arthur Young ...
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Kenneth Edwards ...
Charles Dixon
David Garth ...
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Stanley Van Beers ...
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Graham Stuart ...
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Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal's glowing and sensitive performance as a woman caught up in the biggest event in history is complemented by Helmut Dantine's powerful, moving portrayal as the Stranger. Suggested by events in the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still," this film is a touching, humanizing and haunting story of "first contact" with a peaceful and advanced intelligence from another planet coming to Earth with an ultimatum and out-of-this-world powers to back it up. Written by Anonymous

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The distance to Venus is claimed to be "millions of lightyears." The actual distance to Venus is about three light minutes. See more »

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Basically British variation on The Day Earth Stood Still, which Neal also starred in. It tries to overcome it's low budget limitations but just falls short of the mark. A for effort; C for execution. British sci-fi would take off the following year with the arrival of Professor Bernard Quatermass.


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