Forbidden Planet, Sci-Fi Classic On the Big Screen
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Celebrate the grittiness and style of film noir at a beautiful 1925 movie palace -- the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale -- with a double dose of films featuring car chases and gun-toting dames aplenty. In Gun Crazy, a man becomes obsessed with a sharpshooting femme fatale, leading them both down a dark road of armed robbery, car theft and murder. This essential film noir was filmed on location in Los Angeles, including a bank robbery scene shot in nearby Montrose. The Lineup, set in 1958 San Francisco, stars Eli Wallach as the maniacal leader of a gang in mad pursuit of a group of innocent tourists who've had heroin stashed in their luggage. The Lineup was directed by Don Siegel, who would go on to direct such high-profile films as Dirty Harry. Learn More
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By the time this is read, the movie in question is gone so I'll describe the experience. The Alex is a big, single screen, old time theatre. It has stage shows and movies. There is a huge balcony as well as a very large main floor. ...continued
At once intelligent and campy,_ Forbidden Planet _is an intriguing, sci-fi classic that borrows from Shakespeare’s The Tempest and strongly anticipates Star Trek in its sci-fi milieu.
Set in 2200 AD, a spacecraft from Earth arrives at a distant planet to investigate the status of a missing colonizing party. What Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielsen) and his crew find is a single survivor, the secretive, uncooperative Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) — and his virginal but uninhibited daughter Altaira (Anne Francis), who’s been raised by her father in isolation and has no first-hand knowledge of Earth or men. Robbie, an amazing robot, serves as their butler and protector.
As Adams’ crew prepares to relay their discoveries to Earth and receive further instructions, the deadly force that decimated the first crew reawakens. Key members of Adams’ team are found murdered and Dr. Morbius may not be revealing all he knows…
Forbidden Planet was nominated for an Oscar™ (special effects) and is presented in CinemaScope with Color by DeLuxe.
Also featured: the Porky Pig short Jumpin’ Jupiter and a Pathé newsreel.