William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »
A young boy and girl, dressed in costumes based on Dutch traditional clothes, find their idyllic, windmill-laden countryside is being over-run by unfeeling, unthinking mechanical men that ... See full summary »
Timmie is a typical ten-year-old boy: he loves fun and mischief and hates to study. When his scientist father, in an attempt to improve Timmie's mind, plops him in front of the Super Computer, the boy learns more than how to beat his dad at chess. With designs on world domination, the computer has Timmie reactivate Robbie the Robot and directs the metal hulk to do his bidding. But while Robbie is an efficient minion, can he be made to harm the boy who gave him life?Written by
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In the scene where Dr. Bannerman pronounces Colonel Macklin dead, tape marks denoting the actors' positions are clearly visible on the floor as the camera pulls out and the cast members obligingly stand up. See more »
"Wait till I catch him tied to a tree. I'll clobber him! Bash his teeth in!"
MGM sci-fi flick about a young boy and his robot friend trying to stop an evil supercomputer from taking over the world. There is some invisibility in this one but it seems like it was just tacked-on to justify the title. It's certainly not important to the plot. This has no connection with the earlier Invisible Man series from Universal, either. It has somewhat of a connection to the classic Forbidden Planet, which was the first movie with Robby the Robot. Here, it's said Robby was brought from the future via time travel so there's an implication (though never stated definitely) that it's the same character from the other film. This is more of a kiddie movie than serious science fiction. It goes on longer than necessary and offers little to impress. The cast is fine, although child actor Richard Eyer seems like a poor man's Jerry Mathers. The best thing about the movie (besides Robby, of course) are the old-school computers and whatnots. Silly but charming in its way. It's no Forbidden Planet, that's for sure.
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