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Fred M. Wilcox

Forbidden Planet

98' - 1956 - Science Fiction, Adventure - Dialogue: English
Director: Fred M. Wilcox With: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
MGM’s first big-budget science fiction film combines state-of -the-art special effects with a storyline founded upon “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. In the 23rd century, Commander JJ. Adams guides United Planets cruiser C-57-D on a rescue mission to faraway planet Altair-4. Twenty years earlier, earth ship Bellerophon disappeared while on route to Altair-4. Only the ship’s philologist Dr. Morbeus and his daughter survived. In the intervening decades, Morbeus has created an Edenlike world of his own, for the benefit of himself and his daughter. When Adams and his crew land , Morbeus announces that he has no intention of being rescued and returned to earth…

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Fred M. Wilcox


Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen


Cyril Hume, Irving Block, Allen Adler

Director of Photography

George Folsey


Ferris Webster


Nicholas Nayfack

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Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"The Tempest" (William Shakespeare)



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