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Kronos (1957)

 -  Action | Drama | Horror  -  April 1957 (USA)
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Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeff Morrow ...
Dr. Leslie Gaskell
Barbara Lawrence ...
Vera Hunter
John Emery ...
Dr. Hubbell Eliot
George O'Hanlon ...
Dr. Arnold Culver
Morris Ankrum ...
Dr. Albert Stern
Kenneth Alton ...
McCrary - The Pickup Driver
John Parrish ...
Gen. Perry
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Manuel Ramirez (as Jose G. Gonzales)
Richard Harrison ...
Pilot
Marjorie Stapp ...
Nurse
Robert Shayne ...
Air Force General
Don Eitner ...
Weather Operator (as Donald Eitner)
Gordon Mills ...
Sergeant
John Halloran ...
Lab Central Security Guard
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Storyline

Scientists investigate what appears to be a meteorite that crashes into the ocean. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and noises, a giant machine comes out of the ocean. The machine is the creation of an alien race, that is trying to syphon energy from earth. A true classic, in that it is so different from anything in the time period. To this day, nothing else has come out like it. Written by Anonymous

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April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kronos, Ravager of Planets  »

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$160,000 (estimated)
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Before production began, the budget was cut. This required a second draft of the script which eliminated some character development and some expensive special effects sequences. See more »

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The one inside shot of Kronos's dome has a shiny metal cube in its center. On the cube's lower right corner, you can see an electrical toggle switch. See more »

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Dr. Leslie Gaskell: Do you think you'll be able to respect a husband that probably pulled the scientific boner of all time?
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Something's Gotta Give
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A Favorite 1950's Science Fiction Classic
3 October 2002 | by (BROOMALL, PA.) – See all my reviews

Although saddled with a low budget, this black and white widescreen (REGALSCOPE) science fiction film excellently depicts the intriguing story of an alien gigantic robot sent to absorb the energy of this planet, and turn it upon mankind, basically "softening" up the Earth for a full scale invasion. Starring Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence and John Emery, with excellent production design (by some FORBIDDEN PLANET alumni) and a rousing score by Paul Sawtell. It's my personal favorite of the 1950's sci-fi movies.


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