G | | Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
The first actor to whom the role of Klaatu was actually offered was Claude Rains, who wanted to accept it, but had to decline because of a prior commitment on Broadway. Decades later Robert Wise would remark, "Fortunately, we couldn't get him."
American Radar Operator:
Holy Mackerel! Call headquarters. Get the lieutenant.
In the shots from behind of Gort carrying first Helen, and later Klaatu, into the spaceship, the people being carried are clearly dummies - or rather, one dummy dressed first in Helen's and later Klaatu's clothing.
Elmer Davis, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Drew Pearson identify themselves when they appear on screen. Radio personality Gabriel Heatter is identified by an announcer.
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