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Kronos (1957)

Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Lawrence L. Goldman (screenplay) (as Lawrence Louis Goldman), Irving Block (story)
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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 Kenneth Alton ... McCrary - The Pickup Driver
John Parrish John Parrish ... Gen. Perry
Jose Gonzales-Gonzales 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 Gordon Mills ... Sergeant
John Halloran 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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PLANET ROBBER TRAMPLES EARTH...STEALING ENERGY FOR OTHER WORLDS! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kronos: Ravager of Planets See more »

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Budget:

$160,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The communication console and screen from Klaatu's saucer featured in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) can be seen directly in the background of Labcentral's "Astro Physics" Laboratory where Vera Hunter and Dr. Hubbell Eliot have their confrontation. A map of the world has been placed behind the glass. 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. Hubbell Eliot: We have half of the equation; we can turn matter into energy. But up there, they have the second half; they can turn energy into matter.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Aliens (1996) See more »

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Something's Gotta Give
by Johnny Mercer
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A Favorite 1950's Science Fiction Classic
3 October 2002 | by DEREKFLINTSee all my reviews

Although saddled with a low budget, this black and white widescreen (REGALSCOPE) science fiction film excellently depicts the intriguing story of an alien gigantic robot sent to absorb the energy of this planet, and turn it upon mankind, basically "softening" up the Earth for a full scale invasion. Starring Jeff Morrow, Barbara Lawrence and John Emery, with excellent production design (by some FORBIDDEN PLANET alumni) and a rousing score by Paul Sawtell. It's my personal favorite of the 1950's sci-fi movies.


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