Kronos (1957)

35mm film, Regalscope, black and white, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Kurt Neumann.

Plot Summary

A meteorite crashes into the sea near Mexico and, after a few days of strange activity, a gigantic machine emerges. The device has been created by a race of aliens hoping to syphon off the Earth's natural energy.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Copyright MCMLVII [1957] by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
A Regal Films, Inc. production. Released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Produced by: Kurt Neumann
Produced in Association With: Irving Block, Jack Rabin, Louis DeWitt
Production Manager: Herbert Mendelson
Screenplay by: Lawrence Louis Goldman
Based on a Story by: Irving Block
Script Supervisor: Mai Dietrich
Director of Photography: Karl Struss
Film Editor: Jodie Copelan
Music by: Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter
Sound: James Mobley
Westrex Recording System
Women's Wardrobe: Mary Tate
Men's Wardrobe: Richard Staub
Makeup: Louis Hippe
Hair Dressing: Nadine Danks
Special Effects Designed and Created by: Jack Rabin, Irving Block, Louis DeWitt, Menrad von Mulldorfer, William Reinhold, Gene Warren
Production Design: Theobold Holsopple
Set Decorations: Walter M. Scott and Chester Bayhi
Property Master: Max Goldman
Dialogue Coach: Clarence J. Marks

Jeff Morrow (Dr Leslie Gaskell)
Barbara Lawrence (Vera Hunter)
John Emery (Dr Hubbell Eliot)
George O'Hanlon (Dr Arnold Culver)
Morris Ankrum (Dr Albert Stern)
Kenneth Alton (pickup driver)
John Parrish (General Perry)
Jose G. Gonzales (Manuel Ramirez)
Richard Harrison (pilot)
Marjorie Stapp (nurse)
Robert Shayne (Air Force General)
Donald Eitner (meteorgology sergeant)
Gordon Mills
John Halloran (lab central security guard)
Robert Forrest [New York TV newscaster] *
Baxter Ward [2nd TV newscaster] *

Alternative Titles

Kronos, Destroyer of the Universe

See also
Gojira (1954)



  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.170
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.219 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.216
  • It Came from 1957: A Critical Guide to the Year's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films by Rob Craig pp.107-110
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.52
  • by Walt Lee p.248 – credits
  • The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew p.411