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Tobor the Great (1954)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  1 September 1954 (USA)
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A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Drake ...
Dr. Ralph Harrison
Karin Booth ...
Janice Roberts
Billy Chapin ...
Brian 'Gadge' Roberts
Taylor Holmes ...
Prof. Arnold Nordstrom
Steven Geray ...
The Foreign Spy-Chief
Henry Kulky ...
Paul - Spy-Henchman
Franz Roehn ...
Karl
Hal Baylor ...
Max - Spy-Henchman
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Storyline

As projected here, a thinly-disguised NASA, working with nuclear rockets, is ready for manned flights in the mid-fifties...but Dr. Ralph Harrison doesn't think so, and resigns in protest. Colleague Prof. Nordstrom promptly enlists his aid in developing an alternative robot Spaceman! Naturally, foreign spies are keenly interested... Uses documentary footage of early space research. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Man-Made monster with every human emotion

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1 September 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Monstro  »

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Early in the movie, a model of the earth, rotating on its axis in space, is seen moving from east to west - the wrong way. See more »

Quotes

Brian 'Gadge' Robertson: Gee, Tobor, you're wonderful!
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Referenced in Rate It X (1986) See more »

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Saw this as a child. Remembered it, Loved it.
12 April 2004 | by (Roundup, Montana) – See all my reviews

I was a little girl when this came out. I saw it in the theater and was spellbound. I only saw it once, but remembered it all my life. I just bought it and could not be happier. It is very much for children, but I will always hold it dear. I think the plot is fun. The robot is great and the people are funny, but all in all this is a film I would take any one to see, big or small. It just makes you feel good to watch it. I wish that there were more movies made this wholesome. The title is wonderful too. Robot spelled backwards. You just can't lose with a movie like this. I would give it a big thumbs up!!!!


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