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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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(as Fred McLeod Wilcox)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Morbius
... Altaira Morbius
... Commander Adams
... Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow
... Lt. Farman
... Chief Quinn
... Cook
... Bosun
... Crewman Grey (as Bob Dix)
Jimmy Thompson ... Crewman Youngerford
... Crewman Strong
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Crewman Randall
Roger McGee ... Crewman Lindstrom
Peter Miller ... Crewman Moran
... Crewman Nichols
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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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IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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22 August 1956 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Alarm im Weltall  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,900,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,250,000
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(Perspecta Sound encoding) (Western Electric Sound System)| (4 channels)

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(photographed in) (Eastman Color)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, just after the spaceship drops out of light speed, the ship's speed is announced as .38 of light speed. That is still 254 million MPH. At that speed the ship could fly the path of a single Earth orbit in 137 minutes or travel from Los Angeles to New York in 4/100ths of a second. See more »

Goofs

When the commander and doctor make their second visit to Morbius' house, and after Altaira's swimming scene, the commander says, "Doc, something new has been added." indicating an action stage right. Doc looks in the direction and agrees, but the audience never sees just what they're looking at. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Morbius: Do you understand the mechanism, Robby?
Robby the Robot: Yes, Morbius. A simple blaster.
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Brilliant: Undiluted Pulp Science Fiction on the big screen
3 May 2000 | by 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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