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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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PLANET ROBBER TRAMPLES EARTH...STEALING ENERGY FOR OTHER WORLDS! See more »


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April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kronos, Ravager of Planets  »

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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'Spyros Skouros', then president of 20th Century Fox, liked the concept and reportedly urged the production of this film. See more »

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Reflection of Cold War tensions
20 December 1999 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie reflects the cold war tensions of the fifties and captures the history of that time period on film. The movie is interesting for its presentation of modern age technology of its' time and the wonders that technology would bring. Movie goers who have been spoon-fed on modern digital animations and graphics will have no appreciation for the effort that went into this movie. This is obviously no academy award winner; however, one must view this film in its' proper context. A thoroughly enjoyable movie. 8 out of 10.


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