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Forbidden Planet (1956, Fred McLeod Wilcox)

TitleForbidden Planet
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorFred McLeod Wilcox
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 36 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsThe Tempest (derivative)


A science fiction film, which is a very loose adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Chief QuinnRichard Anderson
Altaira MorbiusAnne Francis
CookEarl Holliman
Lt. FarmanJack Kelly
Commander AdamsLeslie Nielsen
Dr. MorbiusWalter Pidgeon
Lt. Doc OstrowWarren Stevens
BoatswainGeorge Wallace

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorFred McLeod Wilcox
ProducerNicholas Nayfack
EditorFerris Webster
ScreenplayAllen Adler
ScreenplayIrving Black
ScreenplayCyril Hume
Electronic TonalitiesBebe Barron
Electronic TonalitiesLouis Barron
PhotographyGeorge Folsey
ProductionCedric Gibbons
ProductionArthur Lonergan
OtherA. Arnold Gillespie
Special EffectsJoshua Meador
OtherWarren Newcombe
OtherIrving G. Ries

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell