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Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 25 June 1953 (USA)
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director:

Phil Tucker

Writer:

Wyott Ordung (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Nader ... Roy
Claudia Barrett ... Alice
Selena Royle ... Mother (as Selena Royale)
John Mylong ... The Professor
Gregory Moffett Gregory Moffett ... Johnny
Pamela Paulson Pamela Paulson ... Carla
George Barrows ... Ro-Man the Monster / Great Guidance
John Brown John Brown ... Ro-Man / Great Guidance (voice)
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Storyline

Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group. Love that bubble machine! Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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MOON MONSTERS LAUNCH ATTACK AGAINST EARTH! (original posters) See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters from the Moon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (And How They Got That Way) by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

Unintentional confusion because of the word "Roman". See more »

Quotes

[Roy walks up to the group and collapses]
The Professor: He's dead, and there's nothing we can do.
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Crazy Credits

Automatic Billion Bubble Machine by N.A. Fisher Chemical Products, Inc. See more »

Alternate Versions

This movie was originally released in 3-D See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cars: You Might Think (1984) See more »

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WAY more fun than plan 9 from outer space
28 March 2004 | by takatomonSee all my reviews

this is one super cheesy film. it's also fun to watch for that very reason. where plan 9 from outer space is just too boring to even laugh at, this film is way off the silly meter.

if the robot monster costume (or his name... "ro-man" LOL) weren't enough, there's plenty of fun dialogue. the pseudo scientific ramblings of ro-man and his boss are hysterical. the plot holes and contradictions are glaring and part of the film's charm. the whole thing plays like it was all made up on the spot and shot in one take.

the extreme low budget props are great too. it turns out that ro-man's video screen is made out of wood. if you live on a planet that can't afford silver spraypaint, then conquering earth sounds like a plan. LOL

this is one bad film that doesn't need MST3K to give you stomach aches from laughing. if you're expecting a quality film, then this one definately isn't for you. if you're a fan of "so bad their good" films, this one is the cream of the crop.


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