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Forbidden Planet ()


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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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Dr. Morbius
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Altaira Morbius
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Commander Adams
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Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow
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Lt. Farman
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Chief Quinn
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Cook
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Bosun
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Crewman Grey (as Bob Dix)
Jimmy Thompson ...
Crewman Youngerford
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Crewman Strong
Harry Harvey Jr. ...
Crewman Randall
Roger McGee ...
Crewman Lindstrom
Peter Miller ...
Crewman Moran
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Crewman Nichols
Richard Grant ...
Crewman Silvers
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Robby the Robot (as Robby The Robot)
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Crewman (uncredited)
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Crewman (uncredited)
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Robby the Robot (uncredited)
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Robby the Robot (uncredited) (voice)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Fred M. Wilcox ... (as Fred McLeod Wilcox)

Written by

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Cyril Hume ... (screen play)
 
Irving Block ... (based on a story by) and
Allen Adler ... (based on a story by)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play "The Tempest") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Nicholas Nayfack ... producer

Cinematography by

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George J. Folsey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ferris Webster

Editorial Department

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Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant

Production Design by

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Irving Block ... (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Cedric Gibbons
Arthur Lonergan

Set Decoration by

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Hugh Hunt ... (set decorations)
Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Dave Friedman ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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George Rhein ... assistant director
John Greenwald ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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A.D. Flowers ... set dresser: trees (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator and storyboards (uncredited)
Arthur Lonergan ... designer: Morbius house and Krell lab (uncredited)
Glen Robinson ... special prop designer and builder: ray guns, accessories (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Wesley C. Miller ... recording supervisor (as Dr. Wesley C. Miller)
James Brock ... sound (uncredited)
Kurt Hernfeld ... sound editor (uncredited)
Kendrick Kinney ... sound editor (uncredited)
John Lipow ... sound editor (uncredited)

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Joshua Meador ... special effects: through courtesy of Walt Disney Productions
Warren Newcombe ... special effects
Irving G. Ries ... special effects
A. Arnold Gillespie ... robot design (uncredited)
Doug Hubbard ... special effects (uncredited)
Robert Kinoshita ... robot builder (uncredited) / robot design (uncredited)
Glen Robinson ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Franklyn Soldo ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bob Abrams ... animation effects (uncredited)
Joe Alves ... assistant effects illustrator (uncredited)
Max Fabian ... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Howard Fisher ... matte painter (uncredited)
Henri Hillinck ... matte painter (uncredited)
Bob Trochim ... animator (uncredited)
Matthew Yuricich ... matte painting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Walter Plunkett ... costumes: men's
Helen Rose ... costumes: Anne Francis

Music Department

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Bebe Barron ... composer: electronic tonalities
Louis Barron ... composer: electronic tonalities

Other crew

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Ralph Helfer ... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. (uncredited)
Eylla Jacobs ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Mel Koontz ... animal trainer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines IT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fatal Planet (United States)
  • Planète interdite (France)
  • Alarm im Weltall (Germany)
  • Planeta prohibido (Spain)
  • Planeta prohibit (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget $1,900,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $3,250,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia First mainstream film to have the music performed entirely by electronic instruments. See more »
Goofs Dr. Morbius invites Commander Adams to try his blaster on the Krell metal door. Cmdr. Adams inspects the result after firing, but he's not touching the spot where the beam hit the door. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963). See more »
Quotes Commander Adams: Nice climate you have here. High oxygen content.
Robby the Robot: I seldom use it myself, sir. It promotes rust.
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