Robert Wise‘s excellent sci-fi drama filmThe Day the Earth Stood Still starring Michael Rennie is released. Its reputation has steadily grown; Arthur C. Clarke ranked it the #7 sci-fi film ever.
The filmscore was Bernard Herrmann‘s first after he moved to Hollywood. His highly regarded score for this film is instrumented very unusually(*) for the day, including electric violin, cello and bass, two theremins, test oscillators and vibraphone. Opening w/o dialogue