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Title: The 27th Day

Date: 1957
Type: Sci-Fi
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: William Asher

Aliens abduct 5 people and give them capsules that only they can launch to anywhere on earth and it will kill everyone in a 3000 mile radius if they choose to. The film is set against the paranoid tension of the time between America and Russia, though the better parts of the film are those around the relationship between Gene Barry and Valerie French trying to decide the best thing to do. Particularly the scenes where they are hiding out together in small building on a race course. Worth watching as a variation on the 1950's sci-fi film.


Gene BarryGene Barry
Valerie French
George Voskovec
Arnold Moss
Stefan Schnabel
Ralph Clanton