The 27th Day
The 27th Day ★★½ 1957
Temperate cold war allegory has aliens deliver five mysterious capsules to five Earthlings from different countries. Each capsule, if opened, is capable of decimating the population of the entire planet, but is rendered ineffective after 27 days or upon the death of the holder. Wild ending. Based on John Mantley novel. 75m/B VHS . Gene Barry, Valer ie French, George Voskovec, Arnold Moss, Stefan Schnabel, Ralph Clanton, Friedrich Ledebur, Mari Tsien; D: William Asher; W: John Mantley; C: Hen ry Freulich; M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff.