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Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 25 June 1953 (USA)
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director:

Phil Tucker

Writer:

Wyott Ordung (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Nader ... Roy
Claudia Barrett ... Alice
Selena Royle ... Mother (as Selena Royale)
John Mylong ... The Professor
Gregory Moffett Gregory Moffett ... Johnny
Pamela Paulson Pamela Paulson ... Carla
George Barrows ... Ro-Man the Monster / Great Guidance
John Brown John Brown ... Ro-Man / Great Guidance (voice)
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Storyline

Ro-Man, an alien that looks remarkably like a gorilla in a diving helmet, has destroyed all but six people on the planet Earth. He spends the entire film trying to finish off these survivors, but complications arise when he falls for the young woman in the group. Love that bubble machine! Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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Adventures Into The Future in New TRU-3 Dimension See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monsters from the Moon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1984 a clip from this film was shown in The Cars music video for "You Might Think". See more »

Goofs

Obvious hand holding the rocket ship flying to earth. See more »

Quotes

Great One: Have you made the correction?
Ro-Man: I need guidance, Great One. For the first time in my life, I am not sure.
Great One: You sound like a hu-man, not a Ro-Man. Can you not verify a fact?
Ro-Man: I meshed my LIP with the view-screen auditor, and picked up a count of five.
Great One: Error! Error! There are eight!
Ro-Man: Then the other three still elude me. Is it possible they have a counterpower?
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Crazy Credits

Automatic Billion Bubble Machine by N.A. Fisher Chemical Products, Inc. See more »

Alternate Versions

This movie was originally released in 3-D See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lobster Man from Mars (1989) See more »

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B Movie... that's capital B
3 February 1999 | by codmonSee all my reviews

Sure, this movie is bad. If, however, you have seen tons of movies, including tons of bad movies, you can appreciate just how bad this one is. This film is much more entertaining than any of the Ed Wood films I've seen. This is one of the best of the B classics. If you happen to watch this movie with altered brain chemistry, say you have a fever, it takes on a surrealistic vibrance that parallels a religious experience. every line of dialog has multiple hidden meanings and carry a tone you might associate with a divine manifestation. I felt like people from the future, or from another planet had gone back in time to make this film and bury it in the subconscious of our culture.


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