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Forbidden Planet

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Forbidden Planet
Forbidden Planet

Time Out says

Classic '50s sci-fi, surprisingly but effectively based on The Tempest, with Nielsen's US spaceship coming across a remote planet, deserted except for Pidgeon's world-wearied Dr Morbius (read Prospero), his daughter (Miranda) and their robot Robby (Ariel). Something, it transpires, has destroyed the planet's other inhabitants, and now, as Bard and Freud merge, a monster mind-thing Caliban begins to pick on the spaceship's crew. An ingenious script, excellent special effects and photography, and superior acting (with the exception of Francis), make it an endearing winner.

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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Fred M Wilcox
  • Screenwriter:Cyril Hume
  • Cast:
    • Walter Pidgeon
    • Anne Francis
    • Leslie Nielsen
    • Warren Stevens
    • Jack Kelly
    • Richard Anderson
    • Earl Holliman
    • James Drury
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