The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) with his mighty robot, Gort, land their spacecraft on Earth just after the end of World War II. They bring an important message for the planet which Klaatu wishes to tell to representatives of all nations. However, communication turns out to be difficult so, after learning something of the natives, Klaatu decides on an alternative approach.

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Klaatu: I won't resort to threats, Mr. Harley. I merely tell you the future of your planet is at stake.

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Mistakes

When Gort picks up Patricia Neal next to the flying saucer, you can see cables leading down to her body to keep her hoisted.

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Trivia

In order to make Gort's body appear seamless, two different costumes were created, one that opened in the back for front shots and one that opened in the front for rear shots. Unfortunately, as someone has already pointed out on this site, it was sometimes rather difficult to co-ordinate which suit was needed for which shot and thus there are several times in the film where Gort's seams can be seen.

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