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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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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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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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The Most Incredible MONSTER of All Time! See more »


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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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The long shots of Kronos moving were accomplished by animation, presumably the work of animator Gene Warren. 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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Excellent Atomic Age sci fi
7 June 2004 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

Kronos is slightly different from other 1950's/Atomic age sci fi's as the 'monster' that threatens the world in this one is a massive robot, Kronos. This was released on video in America as part of the excellent Science Fiction Gold collection, of which I have a copy.

A giant object crashes into the ocean and turns out to be a flying saucer. Scientists are sent to investigate, but one of them gets possessed by an alien and starts acting strange. At the same time, something strange rises out of the ocean and turns out to be a giant robot, Kronos. Two of the scientists land on top of it by helicopter to examine it. It then starts going on the rampage, destroying everything in its path. A nuclear bomb is dropped on it to try to destroy it, but this makes things worse as Kronos uses nuclear energy to get stronger. A method is found to destroy it in the end though and turns out to be a success.

For a low budget movie, the special effects are quite good and the music score is rather creepy.

The movies stars 50's sci fi regulars Jeff Morrow (This Island Earth), Morris Ankrum (Invaders From Mars), John Emery (Rocketship XM), Robert Shayne (Teenage Caveman) and Morrow's love interest is played by Barbara Lawrence. Morrow, Ankrum and Shayne also appeared together in The Giant Claw, made the same year as Kronos, 1957.

This movie is a must for fans of 1950's sci fi, like me.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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