Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal's glowing and sensitive performance as a woman caught up in the biggest event in history is complemented by Helmut Dantine's powerful, moving portrayal as the Stranger. Suggested by events in the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still," this film is a touching, humanizing and haunting story of "first contact" with a peaceful and advanced intelligence from another planet coming to Earth with an ultimatum and out-of-this-world powers to back it up.
23 August 1954 (USA)
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(Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
The military truck drivers are sitting on the right hand side indicating they are British vehicles. See more
The distance to Venus is claimed to be "millions of lightyears." The actual distance to Venus is about three light minutes. See more
He's the real thing... Wish I had half that man's knowledge and experience.
I usually hate people who know all the answers, but I like him. He makes you feel like a moron, but I like him.