A strange craft is spotted flying over Britain. Despite the hysteria, the army is confident of a simple explanation The same night Susan North ( ) is driving on a country road when she ... See full synopsis »
A strange craft is spotted flying over Britain. Despite the hysteria, the army is confident of a simple explanation The same night Susan North ( ) is driving on a country road when she hears reports of the object on the radio... See full synopsis »
Well, imagine if "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was made with no special effects, no Gort, bad sound, and lots of actors with weird accents, and you'd have "Stranger from Venus".
Yes, borrowing the leading lady (who looks like she's phoning it in) and the basics of the plot (benign Christ-like alien comes to Earth and tells human race to knock it off) from the American version, this film blunders on for an hour and a half or so with no point, really.
I'm not sure what inspired the producers to make this film. It wasn't like all copies of "Earth" had vanished or something. I am less sure why Patricia Neal decided to lend her talents to this, unless someone just promised her a vacation in the British countryside.
Keep in mind, this was the 1950's, where people really believed benign aliens were visiting Earth with messages of peace, an offshoot of our own fears of nuclear war, and Charlatons like George Adamski made a lot of money doing it. So I guess people thought there was a market for this sort of thing.
Interesting to watch for buffs of 1950's Science Fiction, not much else to recommend it.
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