Stranger From Venus 1954

Tonight, first contact will be made! A beautifully-crafted tale of a superior being from Venus who has the power of life and death at his touch. Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal's glowing and sensitive performance as a woman caught up in the biggest event in history is complemented by Helmut Dantine's powerful, moving portrayal as the Stranger. Suggested by events in the sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still," this film is a touching, humanizing and haunting story of "first contact" with a peaceful and advanced intelligence from another planet coming to Earth with an ultimatum and out-of-this-world powers to back it up.

The Cast

Patricia Neal-Susan North
Helmut Dantine-The Stranger
Derek Bond-Arthur Walker
Cyril Luckham-Dr. Meinard
Willoughby Gray-Tom
Marigold Russell-Gretchen
Arthur Young-Scientist
Kenneth Edwards-Charles Dixon

The Director: Burt Balaban
The Writers: Hans Jacoby, Desmond Leslie
Music by: Eric Spear
Certificate : U

Film Trivia

Similar premise to The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
The setting of this film is somewhat mysterious. It appears to be England, but the radio has American voices instead of British ones; both the doctor and the barmaid have very English accents, but middle-European names; the police wear uniforms suggestive of eastern Europe (and carry revolvers in a holster); a politician is described as "Secretary of the Interior", a post which does not exist in the British government; there is a reference to "the President", rather than the Prime Minister; and the inn where much of the action takes place seems halfway between an English pub and an Austrian gasthaus.
In addition to the curiously mis-matched national characteristics such as accents, uniforms, etc already mentioned, many of the cars are not British models and the official vehicle bearing the dignitaries to the inn has tricolor flags on its front mudguards, suggesting French or Italian nationality.
The military truck drivers are sitting on the right hand side indicating they are British vehicles.
Closing credits: The Events or Characters portrayed in this Picture are purely fictional. Any similarity to events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.