Forbidden Planet

1956

Forbidden Planet

Critics Consensus

Shakespeare gets the deluxe space treatment in Forbidden Planet, an adaptation of The Tempest with impressive sets and seamless special effects.

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Total Count: 43
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Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss.

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Cast

Walter Pidgeon
as Dr. Edward Morbius
Anne Francis
as Altaira 'Alta' Morbius
Leslie Nielsen
as Commander J. J. Adams
Warren Stevens
as Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow M.D.
Jack Kelly
as Lt. Farman
Richard Anderson
as Chief Quinn
Bob Dix
as Grey
Jimmy Thompson
as Youngerford
Jimmie Thompson
as Youngerford
Roger McGee
as Lindstrom
Morgan Jones
as Nichols
Frankie Darro
as Robby the Robot
James Best
as Crewman
Les Tremayne
as Narrator
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