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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 ... 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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The Most Incredible MONSTER of All Time! See more »


Certificate:

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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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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although he was fourth billed, George O'Hanlon, who played Arnie, was the most familiar face in the cast. For more than a decade, he was the star of the popular long running series of "Joe McDoakes" (aka "Behind the Eight Ball") comedy shorts which ended production the previous year. See more »

Goofs

When the Mexican Air Force planes attack Kronos, they are clearly shown to be P-51 Mustangs (with V-12 in-line engines) in the shots shown approaching the target. When the attack begins, they change to completely different types of aircraft with radial engines, probably F4F Wildcats or F6F Hellcats. 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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Connections

References Godzilla (1954) 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 SargebriSee 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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