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When Worlds Collide(1951)

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Brief Synopsis

Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hanson, Larry Keating, John Hoyt. A landmark science fiction film of the fifties. Scientists race against time to build a super rocket ship that can save a select group before the earth collides with another planet. Naturally, no one wants to be left behind for the final Armageddon. The special effects which include a giant tidal wave crashing down on Broadway won an Oscar. Produced by fantasy film specialist George Pal (The Time Machine ) .

Cast & Crew

Rudolph Maté Director
Richard Derr Dave Randall
Barbara Rush Joyce Hendron
Peter Hanson Dr. Tony Drake
John Hoyt Stanton
Larry Keating Dr. Hendron
Judith Ames Julie Cummings
Stephen Chase Dean Frey
Frank Cady Harold Ferris
Hayden Rorke Dr. Henry Bronson
Sandro Giglio Dr. Ottinger
Laura Elliot Stewardess
Jim Congdon Eddie Garson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  G Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 22 Nov 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  EB; AFI
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Recording) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  81 or 83 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Memory of childhood

    Tuneless 2012-02-23

    This was one of my favorite childhood movies. Not that, as a child I wanted the world to end, but the fascinating pictures of the destruction of our old... MORE>

  • when world collide

    lesmackie 2009-09-13

    excellent early scifi flick............without telling the ending,,,,,,,,,,,it was ethereal and hope/awe inspiring for possible future survival... MORE>

  • When Worlds Collide (1951)

    Jay 2009-06-22

    Fascinating and imaginative early sci-fi film, good production values. The special effects are good for the most part. Great pacing, good story. MORE>