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The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 20th Century Fox black-and-white science fiction film directed by Robert Wise.

It was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 short story Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates.
A humanoid alien visitor comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful robot, to deliver an important message to humanity. Wikipedia

Initial Release: Sept. 28, 1951
Awards: None

The day the Earth Stood Still 1951
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951

IMDB Rating: 7.9

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

Director: Robert Wise

Writers: Edmund H. North , Harry Bates

Genre: Sci-Fi

Description: An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

A flying saucer orbits the 1950s Earth. It lands in Washington, DC, on the Mall.

A lone occupant steps out and is shot by a jumpy soldier. Gort, a large and very powerful robot appears to save him and is able to melt tanks with the slightest bit of his power.

The wounded alien orders Gort to stop his rampage and is taken to a hospital from which he escapes so he can learn more about this planet, even moving in as a boarder with an Earth family.

When they begin to suspect him, he reveals himself, along with the news that Gort is a member of a race of super-robot enforcers invented to keep the peace of the galaxy and can destroy the Earth if provoked.

Written by John Vogel