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Stranger from Venus

  • Drama
  • Sci-fi
  • 1954
  • Burt Balaban
  • 74 mins
  • U

Summary

A spaceman visits Earth to warn people of an imminent planetary disaster, but no one wants to listen. Sci-fi drama, starring Helmut Dantine and Patricia Neal

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

A low budget British remake (although uncredited) of The Day the Earth Stood Still and starring the same lead Patricia Neal, this is directed by Burt Balaban, who adds a mere hint of American zip to the stiff upper lip atmosphere and limited public house setting. After crashing her car, Neal meets mysterious Helmut Dantine who has travelled from Venus to persuade mankind to abandon their nuclear power experiments. A spaceship arrives to increase the pressure, but the dying Dantine sends it away as he disappears in a puff of smoke. Lacklustre and restrained in the extreme.

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Credits

Cast

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Susan NorthPatricia Neal
The StrangerHelmut Dantine
Arthur WalkerDerek Bond
Dr MeinardCyril Luckham
TomWilloughby Gray
GretchenMarigold Russell
ScientistArthur Young (1)
Charles DixonKenneth Edwards

Crew

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DirectorBurt Balaban

Details

Theatrical distributor
Eros Films
Languages
English
Guidance
Formats
Black and white
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