G | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Apart from the electronic tonalities composed by Louis Barron and Bebe Barron, the music score known to many as "Forbidden Planet Fanfare - Parts 1 & 2" on the original 1956 theatrical trailer was composed by André Previn, and pieced together seamlessly by an MGM music editor. The music was originally written by Previn for the MGM films Scene of the Crime (1949) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).
Prepare your minds for a new scale of scientific values, gentlemen.
When in orbit around Altair IV, Lt Farman is remarked that there are no cities, dams or other large-scale structures visible indicative of civilisation. However, the mission is to investigate what happened to the Bellerophon, which is implied to be the only previous craft to reach the planet. The crew of a single ship would not have produced anything on the scale of cities or dams.
In Australia, however, that kissing scene was screened, uncut, in the early 1960's in the children's Saturday matinée called the Kine Club, at Hoyts Cinema, in Port Adelaide.