The Day the Earth Stood Still
Release: September 18, 1951
Release: September 18, 1951

Based on the short story "Farewell to the Master". A flying saucer lands in Washington D.C. with an alien visitor named Klaatu; and his robot partner, Gort.

Klaatu: "[after reading the Gettysburg Address at the Lincoln Memorial] Those are great words. He must have been a great man."
Bobby Benson: "Well sure."
Klaatu: "That's the kind of man I would like to talk to."
Bobby Benson: "[to Klaatu] I like you Mr. Carpenter, you're a real screwball!"
Bobby Benson: "[at a visit to Arlington Cemetery] That's my father. He was killed at Anzio."
Klaatu: "Did all those people die in wars?"
Bobby Benson: "Most of 'em. Didn't you ever hear of the Arlington Cemetery?"
Klaatu: "No, I'm afraid not."
Bobby Benson: "You don't seem to know much about anything, do you, Mr. Carpenter?"
Klaatu: "Well, I'll tell you, Bobby, I've been away a long time. Very far away."
Bobby Benson: "Is it different where you've been? Don't they have places like this?"
Klaatu: "Well, they have cemeteries, but not like this one. You see, they don't have any wars."
Bobby Benson: "Gee, that's a good idea."
Klaatu: "I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason."
Barnhardt: "One thing, Mr. Klaatu: suppose this group should reject your proposals. What is the alternative?"
Klaatu: "I'm afraid there is no alternative. In such a case, the planet Earth would have to be... eliminated."
Barnhardt: "Such power exists?"
Klaatu: "I assure you, such power exists."
Klaatu: "You have faith, Professor Barnhardt?"
Barnhardt: "It isn't faith that makes good science, Mr. Klaatu, it's curiosity. Sit down, please. There are several thousand questions I'd like to ask you."
Helen: "I thought you were..."
Klaatu: "I was."
Barnhardt: "Have you tested this theory?"
Klaatu: "I find it works well enough to get me from one planet to another."
Helen: "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!"
Klaatu: "I won't resort to threats, Mr. Harley. I merely tell you the future of your planet is at stake."
Klaatu: "We have come to visit you in peace and with goodwill."
Mr. Harley: "Your impatience is quite understandable."
Klaatu: "I'm impatient with stupidity. My people have learned to live without it."
Mr. Harley: "I'm afraid my people haven't. I'm very sorry... I wish it were otherwise."
Klaatu: "I'm worried about Gort. I'm afraid of what he might do if anything should happen to me."
Helen: "Gort? But he's a robot. Without you, what could he do?"
Klaatu: "There's no limit to what he could do. He could destroy the Earth."
Klaatu: "Klaatu barada nikto!"
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