Forbidden Planet

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Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D fly towards planet Altair 4 in search for the Bellerphon spaceship that has been missing for twenty years. To their surprise they are already being expected. A classic science fiction film from 1957 starring Leslie Nielsen.

  1. Cyril Hume


  2. Fred M. Wilcox


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  1. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon

    Dr. Edward Morbius

  2. Anne Francis

    Anne Francis

    Altaira Morbius

  3. Leslie Nielsen

    Leslie Nielsen

    Commander John J. Adams

  4. Warren Stevens

    Warren Stevens

    Lt. 'Doc' Ostrow

  5. Jack Kelly

    Jack Kelly

    Lt. Jerry Farman

  6. Richard Anderson

    Richard Anderson

    Chief Engineer Quinn

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget $1,900,000.00

Revenue $3,250,000.00

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Release Information

  • March 15, 1956
    G, Theatrical
  • April 18, 2000
    G, Physical
  • September 7, 2010
    G, Physical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Your mind refuses to face the conclusion.

Forbidden Planet is directed by Fred M. Wilcox and stars Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. Screenplay is written by Cyril Hume from an original story by Irving Block & Allen Adler (original title being Fatal Planet). It is a CinemaScope production out of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and is shot in Eastman Color (not Metrocolor as suggested on some sources) by cinematographer George J. Folsey. The piece features a novel musical score (credited as "electronic tonalities") by Louis & Bebe Barron.

Loosely based around William Shakespeare's pla... read the rest.

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