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Kronos (1957)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Horror | April 1957 (USA)
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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Dr. Leslie Gaskell
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Vera Hunter
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Dr. Hubbell Eliot
George O'Hanlon ...
Dr. Arnold Culver
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Dr. Albert Stern
Kenneth Alton ...
McCrary - The Pickup Driver
John Parrish ...
Gen. Perry
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales ...
Manuel Ramirez (as Jose G. Gonzales)
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Pilot
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Nurse
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Air Force General
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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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World-Destroying Monster! 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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Trivia

The long shots of Kronos moving were accomplished by animation, presumably the work of animator Gene Warren. See more »

Goofs

The target coordinates 27 14 52 North 175 18 07 West is not near Los Angeles, but is northwest of Hawaii near the Midway Islands. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Arnold Culver: Great Caesar's ghost!
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Connections

Featured in Godzilla (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Something's Gotta Give
by Johnny Mercer
Heard as truck radio instrumental
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An Underrated Classic
24 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This film is a great piece of science fiction. I especially loved the fact that every time that Kronos is attacked it seemed to get stronger. You also get good comic relief from George O'Hanlon, better known to most people as the voice of George Jetson.


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