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
23 August 1954 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
In addition to the curiously mis-matched national characteristics such as accents, uniforms, etc already mentioned, many of the cars are not British models and the official vehicle bearing the dignitaries to the inn has tricolor flags on its front mudguards, suggesting French or Italian nationality. See more
When the telepathic alien meets Susan by the lake, he asks if she would rather be alone. He should already know. See more
He's the real thing... Wish I had half that man's knowledge and experience.
I usually hate people who know all the answers, but I like him. He makes you feel like a moron, but I like him.