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Tobor the Great (1954)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 1 September 1954 (USA)
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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Dr. Ralph Harrison
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Janice Roberts
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Brian 'Gadge' Roberts
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Prof. Arnold Nordstrom
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The Foreign Spy-Chief
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Paul - Spy-Henchman
Franz Roehn ...
Karl
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Max - Spy-Henchman
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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)  »

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A Vingança do Monstro  »

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When Tobor escapes from Professor Nordstrom's compound and knocks down the high voltage gate, it sparks as he walks across it. But at this point the gate isn't connected to anything. See more »

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Brian 'Gadge' Robertson: Gee, Tobor, you're wonderful!
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Iconic Film for Me
17 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To be honest, the only reason I'm commenting is because I remember seeing this film in the theater when I was six years old, and it made quite an impression on me. I was fascinated with robots (to an unhealthy degree!), and the "robot spelled backwards" really stuck with me.

I would love to see it again. It could be one of those "so bad it's funny" movies, the kind that were perfect for Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Having a robot who could think and had emotions is a pretty advanced concept for the age.


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