Monday, March 15, 2010

"Forbidden Planet"...opened on this date in 1956



Forbidden Planet was probably one of the finest science fiction films made and was released to the theaters March 15th, 1956.

Bill Ashworth wrote in the Linda Hall Library Newsletter...

The film Forbidden Planet was released on Mar. 15, 1956. This was (arguably, of course) the greatest science fiction movie produced before 2001: A Space Odyssey, in 1968. It had a first rate cast, with Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, and Walter Pidgeon; an interesting story line; first rate special effects; full-color CinemaScope; with an unusual electronic score, composed by Louis and Bebe Barron. And, of course, there was Robbie the Robot, a seven-foot tall, whirring and clicking mechanical charmer who was the first in a long line of loveable screen robots. He was named after a short story by Isaac Asimov....

Now, above and below is my collection of lobby cards and promotional stills...all 38 items plus the theatrical trailer.





































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2 comments:

Timothy said...

my favorite all time film....and more so because of the many levels it spoke of....about intelligence...the known curse of the universe

Mercury said...

Altair IV holds mysteries about the Krell and Morbius' monster from the "id". But the "Invasion of the Bee Girls" was good too. :)