The 27th Day

The 27th Day

Director: William Asher Cast: Gene Barry, Valerie French, George Voskovec


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The 27th Day

A locked-in-the-fifties science fiction film, The 27th Day begins with five different people from five different countries suddenly disappearing from view. They have been gently abducted by the agent (Arnold Moss) of a faraway dying planet, who gives each of the five earthlings a "killing capsule" that will destroy everything on Earth and allow the residents of the alien planet to re-colonize the planet--but which will be ineffective if not used after 27 days. In typical Cold War fashion, the representatives of the "good" countries (including Gene Barry) refuse to utilize the capsules, while the Soviets, (personified by Azemat Janti and Stefan Schnabel) intend to deploy the capsules for their own nefarious purposes. Their perfidy only results in the utter decimation of the USSR.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/16/2010
UPC: 0043396354913
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 12,114

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Barry Jonathan Clark
Valerie French Eve Wingate
George Voskovec Prof. Klaus Bechner
Arnold Moss The Alien
Stefan Schnabel Leader
Ralph Clanton Mr. Ingram
Frederick Ledebur Dr. Karl Neuhaus
Paul Birch Admiral
Marie Tsien Su Tan
Ed Hinton Commander
Grandon Rhodes United Nations Officer
Monty Ash Russian Doctor
Irvin Ashkenazy Second Man
Charles Bennett Gorki
John Bleifer Spokesman
David Bond Dr. Schmidt
John Bryant Federal Agent
Tom Daly Joe, the Bartender
John Dodsworth British Announcer
Eric Feldary Russian Sergeant
Paul H. Frees Newscaster
Jacques Gallo French Announcer
Michael Harris FBI Man
Jerry Janger Officer
Weaver Levy Chinese Sergeant
Arthur Lovejoy Brakovich
Theo Marcuse Col. Gregor
Ralph Montgomery Actor
John Mooney MP Captain
Peter Norman Interrogator
Paul Power Army Doctor
Emil Sitka Newsboy
Philip Van Zandt Taxi Driver
Mark Warren Peter
Mel Welles Marshall
Doreen Woodbury Woman
Sigfrid Tor Gen. Zamke

Technical Credits
William Asher Director
Helen Ainsworth Producer
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Henry Freulich Cinematographer
John Mantley Screenwriter
Jerome Thoms Editor

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