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A giant asteroid nearly five miles wide crashes into the ocean near Mexico. A trio of scientists, led by Les Gaskell, investigate, and discover a giant machine. Meanwhile, a colleague of the scientists has been possessed by an alien electricity, and is controlling the actions of a 100-foot-tall robot, which is heading for Los Angeles and destroying all in its path.
PLANET ROBBER TRAMPLES EARTH...STEALING ENERGY FOR OTHER WORLDS!
Also Known As:
Ravager of Planets
Release Date: April , 1957
Runtime: 78 mins
All Genres: Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Buried.com Rating: 6.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With K
MPAA Rating: Approved
Jeff Morrow ...Dr. Leslie Gaskell
Barbara Lawrence ...Vera Hunter
John Emery ...Dr. Hubbell Eliot
George O'Hanlon ...Dr. Arnold Culver
Morris Ankrum ...Dr. Albert Stern
Kenneth Alton ...McCrary - The Pickup Driver
John Parrish ...Gen. Perry
Jose Gonzales Gonzales ...Manuel Ramirez (as Jose G. Gonzales)
Richard Harrison ...Pilot
Marjorie Stapp ...Nurse
Robert Shayne ...Air Force General
Don Eitner ...Weather Operator (as Donald Eitner)
Gordon Mills ...Sergeant
John Halloran ...Lab Central Security Guard
Robert Stevenson ...New york TV Newscaster
Baxter Ward ...Second TV Newscaster
Lawrence L. Goldman
"Something's Gotta Give"
More Movie Taglines:
- PLANET ROBBER TRAMPLES EARTH...STEALING ENERGY FOR OTHER WORLDS!
- The Most Incredible MONSTER of All Time!
- World-Destroying Monster!
- 'Spyros Skouros', then president of 20th Century Fox, liked the concept and reportedly urged the production of this film.
The long shots of Kronos moving were accomplished by animation, presumably the work of animator Gene Warren.
Before production began, the budget was cut. This required a second draft of the script which eliminated some character development and some expensive special effects sequences.
The communication console and screen from Klaatu's saucer featured in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) can be seen directly in the background of Labcentral's "Astro Physics" Laboratory where Vera Hunter and Dr. Hubbell Eliot have their confrontation. A map of the world has been placed behind the glass.
"M47" (Dr. Leslie Gaskell's designation in the movie for the so-called "asteroid") is in real life, one of the "missing" Messier Objects whose correct position was not definitively identified until 1959 (two years after the release of 'Kronos'). It is an open star cluster in the constellation of Puppis.
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