U certificateThe Day the Earth Stood Still is a Film programme that first aired in 1951 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 4 star programme

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Directed by
Robert Wise

A flying saucer piloted by alien Klaatu lands in Washington to warn Earth to change its warring ways or risk destruction. But along the way, Klaatu finds time to learn more about Earthlings' habits in the company of Helen Benson and her son.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1951

4/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White

When is The Day the Earth Stood Still next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 July 2nd, 11:00am and on Film4 Plus 1 July 2nd, 12:00pm. See more...


Michael Rennie...Klaatu/Carpenter
Image for Patricia NealPatricia Neal...Helen Benson
Hugh Marlowe...Tom Stevens
Sam Jaffe...Prof. Jacob Barnhardt
Billy Gray...Bobby Benson
Frances Bavier...Mrs. Barley
Lock Martin...Gort
H.V. Kaltenborn...H.V. Kaltenborn
Elmer Davis...Elmer Davis
Drew Pearson...Drew Pearson
Gabriel Heatter...Gabriel Heatter