"Forbidden Planet" (1956)
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair provides astonishing evidence of a populace a million years more advanced than Earthlings. There are many wonders on Altair-4, but none is greater or more deadly than the human mind. "Forbidden Planet" is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen portrays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to the green-skied Altair-4 world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis), the remarkable Robby... and to a mysterious terror.
Release Date: Mar 15, 1956 (US)
Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
Produced by: Nicholas Nayfack
Screenplay by: Cyril Hume
Story by: Allen Adler, Irving Block
Inspired by: "The Tempest" - William Shakespeare
Music by: Louis and Bebe Barron
Cinematography: George J. Folsey
Edited by: Ferris Webster
Release date: October 14, 1954
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, Robby the Robot!
Genre': Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
* © 1956 Turner Entertainment Co.