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Forbidden Planet (1956)

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Forbidden Planet is an science fiction movie directed by Fred M. Wilcox (as Fred McLeod Wilcox) and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen and Warren Stevens and Jack Kelly. The movie was written by Cyril Hume (screen play), Irving Block (based on a story by). The film has a $2 million budget with a 98-minute running time. Forbidden Planet currently has a 7.6 IMDb rating, based on 39799 and N/A Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated G.

release date for Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet release date

When does Forbidden Planet come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Forbidden Planet (1956) is March 15, 1956.

When will Forbidden Planet be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Forbidden Planet DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Forbidden Planet budget

How much did Forbidden Planet cost to make?

$1,900,000 budget

The movie cost $2 million to make.

Forbidden Planet movie poster

Forbidden Planet rating

G Rated

Forbidden Planet is rated G. G rating means all ages are admitted. The material will not offend parents for viewing by children.

Forbidden Planet reviews

7.6 IMDb N/A Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.6 of out 10 IMDb rating and N/A Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Forbidden Planet trailer

Forbidden Planet plot summary

What is Forbidden Planet about?

A rescue team from earth lands their flying saucer-like spacecraft on an alien world, to discover they are not only not welcomed by the lone survivor of a missing scientific expedition sent there two decades earlier, but, once they have determined to investigate the deaths of his colleagues and bring him back home by force, along with his planet-born daughter, find themselves subjected to assault by something invisible which seems intent on preventing them from leaving the planet, ever.

Synopsis from IMDb A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Forbidden Planet cast

Who is in Forbidden Planet?

Walter Pidgeon in Forbidden Planet Walter Pidgeon as Dr. Edward Morbius
Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet Anne Francis as Altaira Morbius
Leslie Nielsen in Forbidden Planet Leslie Nielsen as Commander John J. Adams
Warren Stevens in Forbidden Planet Warren Stevens as Lt. ‘Doc’ Ostrow
Jack Kelly in Forbidden Planet Jack Kelly as Lt. Jerry Farman

Forbidden Planet box Office

How much did Forbidden Planet make?

$3,250,000 worldwide

The film has made over $3 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Forbidden Planet details

Theatrical Release Date: March 15, 1956
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $2 million
Box Office: $3 million
Length: 98 minutes
Genre: Science Fiction
Language: English

Forbidden Planet facts

How long is Forbidden Planet?

The movie is 98 minutes long (1 hour and 38 minutes).

What year did Forbidden Planet come out?

The movie is out on March 15, 1956. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Walter Pidgeon plays as Dr. Edward Morbius.

Who is the director of Forbidden Planet?

Fred M. Wilcox (as Fred McLeod Wilcox) directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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