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Forbidden Planet

'The best of the science fiction interstellar productions of the fifties', according to Pauline Kael. The action takes place in the year 2257 on the planet Altair IV, where an Earth colony has gone mysteriously quiet. Leslie Nielsen, his crew and Robby the Robot, who speaks 187 languages, are sent to investigate. What they find are the only survivors, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis. Believe it or not, this was adapted from William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', and was the first mainstream film to feature an entirely electronic score.

Year: 1956
Genre: Science Fiction, Shakespeare, Cult Films / After Dark, Alice's Playhouse, Best of the 1950s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: Fred M Wilcox
Starring: Robby the Robot, Warren Stevens, Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: G
7.6/10
Location in store: Sci Fi Classic

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