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The 27th Day (1957)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  July 1957 (USA)
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Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Clark
Valerie French ...
Eve Wingate
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Prof. Klaus Bechner
Arnold Moss ...
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The Soviet General
Ralph Clanton ...
Mr. Ingram
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
Dr. Karl Neuhaus (as Frederick Ledebur)
Paul Birch ...
Admiral
Azemat Janti ...
Ivan Godofsky
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Five individuals from five nations, including the "Superpowers," USA, USSR, and China, suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location. Written by Craig Chilton <xanadu@sbt.net>

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DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE 27th DAY (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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July 1957 (USA)  »

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Den 27:e dagen  »

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When the Soviet General and Prof. Beckner launch the capsules the General gives the coordinates for Houston, Texas (29° 45' 26" N, 95° 21' W). Beckner gives the coordinates for Moscow (55° 45' 18" N, 37° 37' 14" E). Beckner is also heard giving partial coordinates for 45° 4' 23" N and 12' 12" E but the degrees are missing. When the US tests one of the "bombs" it is suppose to take place in area more that three thousand miles in diameter off the east coast of South America. The test capsule is activated with the coordinates 71° 25' 13" S, 150° 14' 18" E which is instead in Antarctica. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor is standing in the life raft waiting for the bomb to detonate he is standing perfectly still. If the raft was actually in the ocean there would be be movement. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Clark: People hate because they fear, and they fear anything they don't understand... which is almost everything.
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Edited from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) See more »

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21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The 27th Day was a REAL find for me as I saw it first many years ago and thanks to the Internet I was able to get a VHS Copy for my collection and I truly treasure it. I Love the Atmosphere in this Black & White Sci Fi Drama and though there really is no

" spectacular" special effects the story and the Characters make this a thrilling and quite entertaining movie. My HOPE is that this " Gem" gets released on DVD and they Digitally remaster it , add some extras and it will be a very nice addition to anyone's Classic Sci Fi Films of the 50's. If Anyone knows WHEN this Movie might get released to DVD I would love to know as the copy I have is not the best and I would love a Uncut, no commercial copy of THE 27th DAY !

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Nicholas Krisfalusy


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