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The Invisible Boy (1957)

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A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Eyer ...
Timmie Merrinoe
Philip Abbott ...
Dr. Tom Merrinoe
Diane Brewster ...
Mary Merrinoe
...
Gen. Swayne
Robert H. Harris ...
Prof. Frank Allerton
Dennis McCarthy ...
Col. Macklin
Alexander Lockwood ...
Arthur Kelvaney
John O'Malley ...
Prof. Baine
...
Gage Clarke ...
Dr. Bannerman
Than Wyenn ...
Prof. Zeller
Jefferson Dudley Searles ...
Prof. Foster
Alfred Linder ...
Martin / Computer
Ralph Votrian ...
1st Gate Sergeant
Michael Miller ...
2nd Gate Sergeant
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Timmie is a typical ten-year-old boy: he loves fun and mischief and hates to study. When his scientist father, in an attempt to improve Timmie's mind, plops him in front of the Super Computer, the boy learns more than how to beat his dad at chess. With designs on world domination, the computer has Timmie reactivate Robbie the Robot and directs the metal hulk to do his bidding. But while Robbie is an efficient minion, can he be made to harm the boy who gave him life? Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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The science-monster who would destroy the world! See more »


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October 1957 (USA)  »

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Trivia

MGM released this movie, which features a sequence set aboard an Earth-orbiting satellite, in October of 1957, the very same month in which the USSR inaugurated the Space Age by launching Sputnik. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Dr. Bannerman pronounces Colonel Macklin dead, tape marks denoting the actors' positions are clearly visible on the floor as the camera pulls out and the cast members obligingly stand up. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Tom Merrinoe: General Swayne! Certainly didn't expect to see you in person.
Gen. Swayne: Thought I'd be my own messenger boy this time.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Pleasantly odd.
14 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

Such a strange film. One that doesn't really know which gimmick to run with: the super computer, the borrowed and infamous Robby the robot, invisibility, or space travel. It's a schizophrenic jumble of the time's sci-fi staples, with absurdly weak links. Still, I can't say it was ever dull.

One thing that struck me about this picture, was the dry humor involving the Scientist father. He reacts almost casually to his son's sudden intelligence boost and invisibility. It comes off like a satire of the Cleaver-type family, and was a welcome surprise.

Give this one a chance if you catch it on Turner Classic Movies one night. But I wouldn't recommend seeking it out for purchase.


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