Forbidden Planet

Fred M. Wilcox (director)
Cyril Hume (screenwriter)
Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1956. Vintage reference photograph from the 1956 film, showing actors Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, and Frankie Darro (in the "Robby the Robot" suit).

A pioneering science fiction film, a document of its time with groundbreaking visual effects and approach to depicting future technologies, many of which have since been adapted as conventions of the genre. One of the first films to establish a robot as a character with a distinct personality, and outside of science fiction cinema, the first feature film of any genre to use an entirely electronic musical score, composed by electronic music legends Bebe and Louis Barron.

Set in outer space.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #150455]