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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 ...
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Arthur Walker
Cyril Luckham ...
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Tom Harding
Marigold Russell ...
Gretchen Harding
Arthur Young ...
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Charles Dixon
David Garth ...
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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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It's as if they trapped the screenplay to "Devil Girl From Mars" in a tar pit
22 July 2010 | by (Wavy Wheat, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

If you sucked all the grandeur and excitement and great acting out of "The Day The Earth Stood Still", you'd essentially end up with "Devil Girl From Mars", are you with me? (Or just take out the big budget and you'd have the "Quatermass" serials...still really good.)

Now, take "Devil Girl" (or Quatermass) and remove the special effects, the cool costumes, the sense of menace, and the action scenes. Throw in Patricia O'Neal, but make sure she sleepwalks though her part. Potentially fairly awful, but someone like Theodore Sturgeon could still do something very interesting with it.

Now carefully stage each and every scene and exchange of dialog so that it drags on endlessly. Dose the results with Dramamine, and you've got something like this movie, a talky, static, dull little set piece that thinks it's being classy and cerebral, but really just marches in place without doing anything of interest.

I realize that even in British cinema, they can't all be gems...but it always surprises me when a Brit film studio releases something like this.


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