Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet is a 1956 science-fiction film in CinemaScope and Metrocolor directed by Fred M. Wilcox and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Leslie Nielsen. The characters and setting were inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, and the plots are very similar. The film features a number of Oscar-nominated special effects, groundbreaking use of an all-electronic music score, and the first screen appearance of both Robby the Robot and the C-57D flying saucer starship.