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Forbidden Planet -- A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair provides astonishing evidence of a populace a million years more advanced than Earthlings.
Forbidden Planet -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Cyril Hume (screen play)
Irving Block (based on a story by) ...
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Release Date:
15 March 1956 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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User Reviews:
Brilliant: Undiluted Pulp Science Fiction on the big screen See more (291 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Walter Pidgeon ... Dr. Morbius

Anne Francis ... Altaira Morbius

Leslie Nielsen ... Commander Adams

Warren Stevens ... Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow

Jack Kelly ... Lt. Farman

Richard Anderson ... Chief Quinn

Earl Holliman ... Cook

Robby the Robot ... Robby the Robot
George Wallace ... Bosun
Robert Dix ... Crewman Grey (as Bob Dix)
Jimmy Thompson ... Crewman Youngerford

James Drury ... Crewman Strong
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Crewman Randall
Roger McGee ... Crewman Lindstrom
Peter Miller ... Crewman Moran
Morgan Jones ... Crewman Nichols
Richard Grant ... Crewman Silvers
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Best ... Crewman (uncredited)
William Boyett ... Crewman (uncredited)

Frankie Darro ... Robby the Robot (uncredited)

Gavin MacLeod ... Cookie (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Robby the Robot (voice) (uncredited)

Les Tremayne ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred M. Wilcox  (as Fred McLeod Wilcox)
 
Writing credits
Cyril Hume (screen play)

Irving Block (based on a story by) and
Allen Adler (based on a story by)

William Shakespeare  play "The Tempest" (uncredited)

Produced by
Nicholas Nayfack .... producer
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Production Design by
Irving Block (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Arthur Lonergan 
 
Set Decoration by
Hugh Hunt (set decorations)
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dave Friedman .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
John Greenwald .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
A.D. Flowers .... set dresser: trees (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator and storyboards (uncredited)
Arthur Lonergan .... designer: Morbius house and Krell lab (uncredited)
Glen Robinson .... special prop designer and builder: ray guns, accessories (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wesley C. Miller .... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
James Brock .... sound (uncredited)
Kurt Hernfeld .... sound editor (uncredited)
Kendrick Kinney .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Lipow .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Joshua Meador .... special effects: through courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Irving G. Ries .... special effects
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Robert Kinoshita .... robot builder (uncredited)
Glen Robinson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Franklyn Soldo .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bob Abrams .... animation effects (uncredited)
Joe Alves .... assistant effects illustrator (uncredited)
Max Fabian .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Howard Fisher .... matte painter (uncredited)
Henri Hillinck .... matte painter (uncredited)
Bob Trochim .... animator (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte painting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Walter Plunkett .... costumes: men's
Helen Rose .... costumes: Anne Francis'
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Bebe Barron .... composer: electronic tonalities
Louis Barron .... composer: electronic tonalities
 
Other crew
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. (uncredited)
Eylla Jacobs .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color:
Color (photographed in) (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) (1956) | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:TV-PG | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17605) | USA:Passed (The National Board of Review) | USA:G (re-rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #17605) (1972) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The line "You shall not look on the Gorgon's face and live" was originally said, or so the story goes, by the goddess Athene to Perseus, before she gave him a mirror-like shield (aegis) so that he need not look on her (Hermes gave him a sickle to kill the Gorgon). So Morbius is already showing a little of his fatal pride.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: The monster leaves a flat footprint, yet the cast of the footprint shows a huge curving claw and other three dimensional structures that could not possibly have been gleaned from the outline of a flat footprint.See more »
Quotes:
[first Lines]
Narrator:In the final decade of the 21st Century, men and women in rocket ships landed on the moon. By 2200 AD, they had reached the other planets of our solar system. Almost at once there followed the discovery of hyperdrive through which the speed of light was first obtained and later greatly surpassed...
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Spaceman on Earth (2009)See more »

147 out of 179 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant: Undiluted Pulp Science Fiction on the big screen, 3 May 2000
Author: adaml-2 from Los Angeles

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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