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- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 24, 2017
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson & John Hoyt|
|Performer:||Larry Keating, Rachel Ames, Stephen Chase, Frank Cady & Hayden Rorke|
|Directed by||Rudolph Maté|
|Edited by||Arthur P. Schmidt|
|Screenplay by||Sydney Boehm|
|Composition by||Leith Stevens|
|Art Direction by||Albert Nozaki & Hal Pereira|
|Produced by||George Pal|
|Director of Photography:||W. Howard Greene & John F. Seitz|
Academy Awards 1951 - Best Special Effects
Top honors for this inter-planetary fantasy rest with the cameramen and special effects technicians rather than with performances of the non-name cast. Full Review
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Rating: B- -- Best appreciated for its apocalyptic special effects. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
When Worlds Collide continues the current rage for science fiction movies and it is one of our better ones. Full Review
...[The film] significantly helped launch the '50s sci-fi boom that influenced many of today's filmmakers...
Rating: 3/5 -- Too bad the finale plays like a greeting card you wish someone had just given you the money for instead. Full Review
This probably looks about as stodgy now as it did back then. Full Review
In this beloved George Pal (WAR OF THE WORLDS)-produced sci-fi classic. A dying star hurls through space on a collision course with Earth, with no way to stop it. The hope of the planet's citizens lies in the hands of pilot Dave Randall (Richard Derr) and astronomer Doc Hendron (Larry Keating), who will supervise the construction and flight of an interplanetary craft that will carry a handfull of humans to start the race anew on another planet. Academy Award nominations: 2, including Best (Color) Cinematography. Academy Awards: Best Special Effects.
A scientist concocts a frightening theory about two planets rotating around each other in outer space. He believes that one of the orbs is destined to crash into planet Earth, thus destroying life as we know it. But he also has a plan. The astronomer teams up with a sympathetic pilot, and the two construct a sort of modern space ark. They hope it will save a lucky group of humans by flying them all to safety on the surface of a surviving planet.
- Shot in Technicolor.
- Robert Brower (Technicolor consultant) and Cheeley Bokestell (technical advisor).
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