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Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet is such a seminal piece of science fiction history that just the mention of it’s title brings to mind imagery from the film, even if you’ve never heard of Anne Francis beyond her namecheck on the opening song of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 317 more words

Movies Watched In 2016

Columbo: "A Stitch in Crime"

For Leonard Nimoy‘s birth anniversary I remember one of my favorite “Columbo” episodes,  “A Stitch in Crime” directed by Hy Averback from 1973, the series’ second season. 662 more words

Classic TV

Cult Movie Essentials: So Young, So Bad (1950)

So Young, So Bad was one of the first juvenile delinquent movies to hit cinema – a trend that would grow through the 1950’s. It was directed by Bernard Vorhaus and stars Paul Henreid, and was the film debut of Rita Moreno and the first major screen role for Anne Francis. 245 more words


Bad Day at Black Rock (Sturges, 1955)

Nobody comes to Black Rock. Not ever. Barren, washed-out, and desolate – that’s what it is. And home to a terrible truth carefully concealed beneath its dusty exterior. 621 more words

Forbidden Planet (1956)

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. 74 more words

[Last Film I Watch] Funny Girl (1968)

Title: Funny Girl
Year: 1968
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Director: William Wyler
Writer: Isobel Lennart
Music: Jule Styne
Cinematography: Harry Stradling Sr. 664 more words

Film Review

Anne Francis on the beach

Anne Francis: the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” and later a sexy private eye in “Honey West” on TV. “Forbidden Planet” was hailed in Leonard Maltin’s “2006 Movie Guide” as “one of the most ambitious and intelligent films of its genre.” A science-fiction retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” the 1956 film had Leslie Nielsen and other space travelers visiting a planet where expatriate scientist Walter Pidgeon, his daughter (Francis) and their helper, Robby the Robot, built a settlement. 153 more words