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Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved  |   |  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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Goofs

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 Monk: Mr. Monk and the Earthquake (2002) See more »

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Tobor,Magic to a young kid.
7 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when i was ten years old and it made a big impression on me.So much so that I sat through the main film again so that I could watch Tobor again.I must have been in the cinema for six hours.The only other time I saw it was on a kids Saturday matinée a couple of years later.I have never seen it shown on TV,I wonder if it has been? It might seem corny now,but to a young boy in the early fifties it was magic.I have never forgotten it and I was really pleased to find all the info about the film when I Googled it. I see the DVD is due to be released in 2009 so I will get the chance to watch Tobor for the first time in fifty years.I am sure I will still enjoy it and it will bring back memories of a simpler time.


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