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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

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Approved | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$16,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes on the viewscreen presented by Ro-Man come from a variety of sources. Shots of New York in apocalyptic ruins are matte paintings by Irving Block from Captive Women (1952). Shots of the headquarters of the Great Guidance (a rocket ship in launching position) was originally created for Rocketship X-M (1950), also painted by Block. See more »

Goofs

The "Great one" is clearly seen feeling for his switches on several occasions while talking to Ro-Man, as the actor in the suit can't see them. See more »

Quotes

Ro-Man: Hu-mans, listen to me. Due to an error in calculation, there are still a few of you left.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The version released to television by Medallion TV adds an unrelated pre-credits sequence with battling dinosaurs (actually stock footage from One Million B.C.). This version was released on home video in the 80's by Admit One Video Presentations, and runs 66 minutes. See more »

Connections

Edited from Lost Continent (1951) See more »

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Laughably bad, but it is impossible not to be at least entertained
6 June 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Robot Monster is not a good movie, in fact it is absolutely awful and one of the worst of its genre in my view. That said, I do get a novelty value out of it. The sets and costumes are cheap, the editing and photography more so and the special effects are atrocious. The dialogue at best is laughable and if I amputated part of myself for every time I howled with either contempt or unintentional laughter there would nothing left of me, the story is lame and predictable with plot lines that you can drive a (very big) delivery truck through. The direction is okay, and Elmer Bernstein's music is by far the best asset of the movie, but the stock characters(the professor) and terrible acting(including Ro-Man) also help to bring Robot Monster down. In conclusion, has novelty value but it is a mess of a movie. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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