When Worlds Collide

Starring: Richard Derr  Rated: G: General Audiences
Planets destroy earth!
Rating 4.3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Closed-Caption
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • PCM Mono - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring
Performer: , , , , , &
Edited by
Written by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1951 - Best Special Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 09/28/2001
"...[The film] significantly helped launch the '50s sci-fi boom that influenced many of today's filmmakers..."

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Action | Adventure | Disaster | Science-Fiction | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Shot in Technicolor.
  • Robert Brower (Technicolor consultant) and Cheeley Bokestell (technical advisor).

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  • UPC: 883929304592
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