The Day the Earth Stood Still
dir. Robert Wise (1951) [Black and white]
A well-paced early SF film. Extraterrestrial ambassador Klaatu (British actor Michael Rennie, showing tolerant amusement at America’s stirred-ants’-nest mentality) lands a flying saucer in Washington, D.C., to deliver a warning to the peoples of Earth. The anti-aggression message comes with a twist.