The 27th Day

I've always enjoyed this 75 minute 1957 Cold War era film by John Mantley from his 1956 novel. I saw it in the theater when it was first released and subsequently read the novel. Arnold Moss, who portrays The Alien, is also known for portraying Anton Karidian / Kodos the Executioner in the Star Trek:TOS episode, "The Conscience of the King." Renowned voice actor Paul Frees makes a rare onscreen appearance as Ward Mason, the newscaster.