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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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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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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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This movie was filmed on the same stage on which The Wizard of Oz (1939) had been filmed 17 years earlier; the set of Altaira's garden is a reuse of the Munchkin Village set from "The Wizard of Oz". See more »

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When he first meets the cook, Robby takes the cook's bottle of Ancient Rocket Bourbon, pours it into his body, analyzes it and offers to make 60 gallons. Later, when he meets the cook to deliver the bourbon, it's in hundreds of identical bottles all labeled just like the cook's own bottle. But Robby didn't keep the original bottle so should have had no way of duplicating it, let alone its label. See more »

Quotes

Cook: Another one of them new worlds. No beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothin'. Nothin' to do but throw rocks at tin cans, and we gotta bring our own tin cans.
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Sorry "Star Wars"--the greatest Science Fiction film ever
1 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Sure Star Wars (a movie I have seen at least fifty times) beats all the others in special effects, but this film has every thing else!

It has horror(non-graphical), romance, robots, witty repartee, intelligence, (surprisingly good) special effects, and drama.

I saw this film a couple of years ago in a revival with a newly struck print, and I was amazed at how well it held up today. I thought the old 40's style electronics would look hokey, but they somehow looked futuristic and moderne.

Ann Francis in here (mostly) short skirts and bare feet with a girlish innocence that is hard to beat still gets a rise out of me.

The Krell monster appearing in the ray beams still scares the bejebees out of me.

Of course we all know that the "Great Bird of the Galaxy" probably modeled much of "Star Trek" from this movie.

No one has yet to beat Robby, the Robot, in terms of personality

(sorry, R2D2 and C3PO).

This movie, overall, is the standard that all other Science Fiction films will have to measure up to!

Honorable mention for the haunting electronic score which kept us all on pins and needles.


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