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When Worlds Collide is a 1951 science fiction film based on the 1933 novel co-written by Philip Gordon Wylie and Edwin Balmer. The film was shot in Technicolor, directed by Rudolph Maté. Producer George Pal considered making a sequel based on the novel After Worlds Collide, but the box office failure of his 1955 film Conquest of Space made it impossible. Wikipedia

Initial release: Nov. 21, 1951
Awards: Winner of the 1951 Academy Award for special effects.

When Worlds Collide 1951
When Worlds Collide 1951

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen

Director: Rudolph Maté

Writters: Sydney Boehm , Edwin Balmer

Genre: Family, Sci-Fi

Description: As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home. .

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

David Randall is a carefree ladies man and skilled pilot who finds he has been let in on the greatest and most terrible secret in the world when he is paid to deliver some mysterious pictures from one eminent astronomer to another. The recipient, Dr. Hendron, confirms the awful findings of the sender: the star Bellus will collide with Earth and wipe out all of humanity.

Despite widespread disbelief, two philanthropists give Dr. Hendron some of the money he needs to build a rocket ship that will, at least theoretically, take them to Zyra, a planet which is orbiting Bellus which may or may not be habitable for humans.

The rest of the money comes from Sydney Stanton, a wheelchair-bound old man, who insists he come along, despite the severe limitations on the number of passengers and amount of cargo.

Meanwhile, as doomsday approaches, Randall is surprised to find himself in a love triangle with Dr. Hendron's daughter and her fiancé. Humanity is in peril, and only a modern-day Noah's ark, ... Written by J. Spurlin