|Ambitious 1950s movie that is basically a sci-fi retelling of Shakespeare's The
Tempest. Some of the special effects (revolutionary for its time) may look tacky
by today's standards but its intelligent storyline makes up for it. (The Star
Trek television series' concept would later on borrow liberally from this movie.)
And then there's the bonus of the beautiful Anne Francis gallivanting
about in a swimming pool and a classic robot called Robbie.
Don't be put off by the Shakespeare reference. It isn't anywhere as heavy and
cerebral as that would make it seem. This is a very likable movie...
Review by James O'Ehley from The
Sci-Fi Movie Page.