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The Invisible Boy
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Director:
Writers:
Cyril Hume (screenplay)
Edmund Cooper (story)
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Release Date:
October 1957 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The science-monster who would destroy the world! See more »
Plot:
A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Pleasantly odd. See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Richard Eyer ... Timmie Merrinoe

Philip Abbott ... Dr. Tom Merrinoe
Diane Brewster ... Mary Merrinoe

Harold J. Stone ... Gen. Swayne

Robert H. Harris ... Prof. Frank Allerton
Dennis McCarthy ... Col. Macklin
Alexander Lockwood ... Arthur Kelvaney
John O'Malley ... Prof. Baine

Robby the Robot ... Robby
Gage Clarke ... Dr. Bannerman
Than Wyenn ... Prof. Zeller
Jefferson Searles ... Prof. Foster (as Jefferson Dudley Searles)
Alfred Linder ... Martin / Computer

Ralph Votrian ... 1st Gate Sergeant
Michael Miller ... 2nd Gate Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rayford Barnes ... Capt. McLaren (uncredited)
Helen Kleeb ... Miss Vandergrift (uncredited)
Marvin Miller ... Robby the Robot (voice) (uncredited)
Alvy Moore ... Scientist #4 (pranks scene) (uncredited)

Gary Vinson ... Young soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Herman Hoffman 
 
Writing credits
Cyril Hume (screenplay)

Edmund Cooper (story)

Produced by
Nicholas Nayfack .... producer
 
Original Music by
Les Baxter 
 
Cinematography by
Harold E. Wellman  (as Harold Wellman)
 
Film Editing by
John Faure  (as John D. Faure)
 
Art Direction by
Merrill Pye 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
 
Production Management
Gus Schroeder .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Chervin .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Fred Lau .... recording supervisor
Cathey Burrow .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Irving Block .... special effects
Louis DeWitt .... special effects
Jack Rabin .... special effects
 
Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... casting supervisor
 
Music Department
Les Baxter .... conductor
Albert Harris .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (DVD rating) | UK:U (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #18712) | USA:G (re-rating) (1973)

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Trivia:
Robby the Robot's appearance in the film was partly because it was so expensive to build him for Forbidden Planet (1956) that MGM felt obliged to use him in another project.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Pleasantly odd., 14 July 2004
Author: vjuhoh

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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