Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

A FILM BY: Fred McLeod Wilcox
WRITTEN BY: Cyril Hume
STARRING: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

A rescue mission to a distant planet discovers the two survivors of a spaceship that crashed 20 years before on the Forbidden Planet. One of the stranded humans has deciphered the secrets of the planet's long-extinct inhabitants, and the technology that gave them the power to instantly destroy their civilization. Now, he refuses to share his knowledge, and one-by-one the rescuers begin to die. Loosely based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, FORBIDDEN PLANET gained popularity as a children’s matinee when reissued in the early 70s in a version that cut out all the romance between Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis. Features the first ever screen appearance of Robbie the Robot!

35mm from Warner Brothers

 

 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1956
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 98 mins
Format: 35mm