When Worlds Collide

When Worlds Collide

After Dr. Bronson (Hayden Rorke) discovers Zyra, a new planet, fellow astronomer Dr. Hendron (Larry Keating) checks Bronson’s data and reaches the horrifying conclusion that Bellus, a star in Zyra’s orbit, is doomed to crash into the earth within a matter of months. Meanwhile, Hendron’s daughter, Joyce (Barbara Rush), has grown fond of pilot David Randall (Richard Derr), and pleads to have him brought along as a small group is relocated to Zyra to avoid the impending mass destruction.


When Worlds Collide (August 1, 1951)

Release Date: August 1, 1951
Starring: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Larry Keating, John Hoyt
Genres: Science Fiction
Runtime: 83 min
Original Title: When Worlds Collide
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Paramount
When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

Cast When Worlds Collide

  • Richard Derr
  • Role: David Randall
  • Barbara Rush
  • Role: Joyce Hendron
  • Larry Keating
  • Role: Dr. Cole Hendron
  • John Hoyt
  • Role: Sydney Stanton
  • Frank Cady
  • Role: Harold Ferris
  • Peter Hansen
  • Role: Dr. Tony Drake
  • Stephen Chase
  • Role: Dr. George Frye
  • Hayden Rorke
  • Role: Dr. Emery Bronson
  • Sandro Giglio
  • Role: Dr. Ottinger
  • James Congdon
  • Role: Eddie Garson (uncredited)
  • Rachel Ames
  • Role: Julie Cummings
  • Kirk Alyn
  • Role: Rioter Bringing Guns (uncredited)
  • Gertrude Astor
  • Role: Traveler (uncredited)
  • Robert Chapman
  • Role: Student (uncredited)
  • Gene Collins
  • Role: Newsdealer (uncredited)
  • Marcel De La Brosse
  • Role: Headwaiter (uncredited)
  • Estelle Etterre
  • Role: Traveler (uncredited)
  • Paul Frees
  • Role: Narrator/U.S. President (voice)

Crew When Worlds Collide

  • Arthur P. Schmidt
  • Editor
  • Sydney Boehm
  • Screenplay
  • John F. Seitz
  • Director of Photography
  • W. Howard Greene
  • Director of Photography
  • Hal Pereira
  • Art Department Manager
  • Albert Nozaki
  • Art Department Assistant
  • Wally Westmore
  • Makeup Artist
  • George Pal
  • Producer
  • Rudolph Maté
  • Director
  • Leith Stevens
  • Original Music Composer
  • Edwin Balmer
  • Novel
  • Philip Wylie
  • Novel
  • Sam Comer
  • Set Decoration
  • Ross Dowd
  • Set Decoration
  • Edith Head
  • Costume Design
  • Walter Oberst
  • Sound Recordist
  • Gene Merritt
  • Sound Recordist

Trailer When Worlds Collide


Dan is a Linux geek who still writes in BASH for fun, a scripting language used by UNIX & Linux to run back end processes. He has spent the last 20+ years actively learning and writing, about the self-reliance lifestyle. Dan grew up in Toronto, Ontario and met his wife Carol of 25 years. They moved to the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia in the early ‘90’s where they raised four sons. Now a new grandfather, he is more than ever inspired to help  educate people to properly prepare for emergencies.