Earthmen on a fabulous, peril-journey into outer space!
|Directed by||Fred W. Wilcox|
|Written by||Cyril Hume; Irving Block; Allen Adler|
|Produced by||Nicholas Nayfack|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|Release date(s)||March 15th, 1956|
|Running time||98 min.|
Forbidden Planet is an American science fiction/mystery thriller directed by Fred W. Wilcox. It was produced by MGM and released theatrically in the United States on March 15th, 1956. The film stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen and is best known for introducing the iconic fictional character, Robby the Robot.
|Walter Pidgeon||Doctor Edward Morbius|
|Anne Francis||Altaira "Alta" Morbius|
|Leslie Nielsen||Commander J.J. Adams|
|Warren Stevens||Lieutenant "Doc" Ostrow, M.D.|
|Jack Kelly||Lieutenant Jerry Farman|
|Richard Anderson||Chief Quinn|
|Robby the Robot||Himself|
|Bob Dix||Crewman Grey|
|Jimmy Thompson||Crewman Youngerford|
|James Drury||Crewman Strong|
|Harry Harvey, Jr.||Crewman Lindstrom|
|Peter Miller||Crewman Moran|
|Morgan Jones||Crewman Nichols|
|Richard Grant||Crewman Silvers|
|Frankie Darro||Robby the Robot|
|Marvin Miller||Robby the Robot (voice)|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Loosely based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
- Forbidden Planet was released the same year as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, Godzilla, King of the Monsters (US version), Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Rodan and X the Unknown.
- Forbidden Planet is also the name of a popular comic book store located in New York City, New York. The name of the business is taken from the movie.