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Kronos (1957)

Approved  |   |  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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The Most Incredible MONSTER of All Time! See more »


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Release Date:

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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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 »

Goofs

What of the 4.9 mile wide saucer? Is it still out there in the ocean? After Kronos appears, no one ever bothers to inquire. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Godzilla 1985 (1984) 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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