FORBIDDEN PLANET (1956) 29379 Science Fiction Classic Film Poster Robbie the Robot

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Original U.S. Insert Poster (14x36) Fine Plus Condition

Original MGM U.S. insert poster (14x36) in fine plus to very fine condition for one of the most beloved science-fiction films of the 1950s. MGM gave this film the premium treatment in CinemaScope and Eastman Color. Loosely based on Shakespeare's play THE TEMPEST, the film introduced the world's most lovable, if not most original, robot, Robbie. Robbie was practically the star of this film, although MGM veteran player Walter Pidgeon, lithe and beautiful Anne Francis and a young actor named Leslie Nielsen would illuminate the story. The movie was directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox. It cannot be overstated that no one on the MGM lot thought that this movie would become one of the classic films of the decade. But it has. The insert poster shows Robbie robotic head to robotic toe with a beautiful girl in his robotic arms.. The classic images of the girl in the monster's arms had been used before, certainly. But Robbie was not exactly a monster. Still there is an element of, well, sex, in the composition. In the background there is a space-scape with clouds and stars and planets. As Shakespeare wrote, "What's past is prologue." The poster is unbacked with some minor airbrushing to the borders and some modest restoration.

Walter Pidgeon - Actor
Anne Francis - Actor
Leslie Nielsen - Actor
FRED M. WILCOX - Director

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