A visitor from another planet arrives on Earth and seems anxious to provoke a war - "one thing you people do really well".

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Roger Spelding
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Paul Laurent
Sylvia Davis ...
Ellen. Spelding
Alfred De La Fuente ...
President of Paraguay
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Janet Spelding
Gerald Milton ...
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A visitor from another planet arrives on Earth and seems anxious to provoke a war - "one thing you people do really well".

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8 May 1955 (USA)  »

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The teleplay by Gore Vidal opened on Broadway on February 7, 1957 at the Booth Theater and ran for 388 performances. See more »

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Version of Besuch auf einem kleinen Planeten (1971) See more »

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8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a one time TV broadcast in 1955 - and never seen since. So, it is highly unlikely that anyone under 60 years old actually saw it. However, there are several ratings from much younger people. These must be in reference to the awful movie version starring Jerry Lewis rather than the the fantastic TV play starring Cyril Richard. I found the TV version to be even better than the Broadway version which was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. I can't believe that Gore Vidal allowed Hollywood to destroy such a masterpiece as was done with the movie version.

There is a review that indicates that it was found and restored by the UCLA film archives. Hopefully, it will soon make it's way to a special broadcast that can be view by the general public. Better yet, a purchasable DVD version.


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