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Forbidden Planet (1956)

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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

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Storyline

When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone. Written by Rob Hartill

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15 March 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planète interdite  »

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Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,000,000 (USA)
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Sound System)

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(Eastmancolor) (as Eastman Color)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from the electronic tonalities composed by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron, the music score known to many as "Forbidden Planet Fanfare - Parts 1 & 2" on the original 1956 theatrical trailer was composed by André Previn, and pieced together seamlessly by an MGM music editor. The music was originally written by Previn for the MGM films Scene of the Crime (1949) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955). See more »

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During the landing scene, the shadow of the ship (or a supporting structure of the suspended model) is visible briefly moving across one of the smaller mountains at the right side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Edward Morbius: The fool, the meddling idiot! As though his ape's brain could contain the secrets of the Krell!
Altaira: [shocked] Father, he's *dead*!
Dr. Edward Morbius: He was warned, and now he's paid! Let him be buried with the other victims of human greed and folly!
Altaira: [coldly] Morbius. You wanted me to make a choice. Now you've chosen for me.
Dr. Edward Morbius: Alta?
Altaira: [to Commander Adams] I'm ready to go with you, darling.
[She runs up the stairs]
Dr. Edward Morbius: Altaira! No!
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Brilliant: Undiluted Pulp Science Fiction on the big screen
3 May 2000 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is the Roman Empire of Science Fiction films. All films before lead into it, and all films since flow out of it. It captures the romance, the spirit, and the nifty look of 1950's pulp science fiction. This is one science fiction movie with a theme, not just eye candy. No matter how high humanity climbs on the evolutionary scale, no matter how advanced our technology becomes, we must never forget the primal instincts of our darker nature.

This film is a masterpiece.


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