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Writers:
Philip MacDonald (screenplay)
Carl Dudley (story)
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Release Date:
1 September 1954 (USA) See more »
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Man-Made monster with every human emotion
Plot:
A young boy-genius befriends his grandfather's robot, designed as a test pilot for space travel and coveted by foreign spies. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Brocco ... Dr. Gustav (uncredited)
Jack Daly ... CIFC Scientist with Pipe (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Government Representative (uncredited)
Norman Field ... Commissioner of CIFC (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Airport Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Maurice Hill ... Young CIFC Scientist (uncredited)
Alan Reynolds ... Gilligan - a Reporter (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Johnston - a Reporter (uncredited)
Robert Shayne ... General #1 (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Military Man (uncredited)
J. Lewis Smith ... Tobor (uncredited)

Lyle Talbot ... An Admiral (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... First Congressman (uncredited)
Helen Winston ... Miss Baker - CIFC secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Sholem 
 
Writing credits
Philip MacDonald (screenplay)

Carl Dudley (story)

Produced by
Richard Goldstone .... producer
Carl Dudley .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Howard Jackson 
 
Cinematography by
John L. Russell 
 
Film Editing by
Basil Wrangell 
 
Art Direction by
Gabriel Scognamillo 
 
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle 
John McCarthy Jr. 
 
Makeup Department
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Orville Fouse .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert E. Mendelson .... assistant director (as Herb Mendelson)
 
Sound Department
T.A. Carman .... sound
Howard Wilson .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special effects
Melbourne A. Arnold .... robot builder (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Clifford Vaughan .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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77 min
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Errors in geography: 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 »
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Brian 'Gadge' Robertson:Gee, Tobor, you're wonderful!See more »
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Iconic Film for Me, 17 March 2006
Author: wesclark from United States

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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