Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Earthmen on a fabulous, peril-journey into outer space!
Title Forbidden Planet
Directed by Fred W. Wilcox
Written by Cyril Hume; Irving Block; Allen Adler
Produced by Nicholas Nayfack
Music by
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Edited by Ferris Webster
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 15th, 1956
MPAA Rating Approved
Running time 98 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget Unknown
Gross revenue Unknown
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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.

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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
Earl Holliman Cook
Robby the Robot Himself
George Wallace Bosun
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
James Best Crewman
Wiliam Boyett Crewman
Frankie Darro Robby the Robot
Marvin Miller Robby the Robot (voice)
Les Tremayne Narrator

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  • Loosely based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
  • 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.

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