God I love bad '50s sci-fi. Especially when it features a big dumb man-made mechanical creature and a little kid. Available now on DVD Tobor the Great is one of the dumbest, but what a blast. Planning to man spacecrafts to the stars is only in the planning stages and Professor Nordstrom in his remote lab has created a extra special robot named Tobor (that's Robot spelled backwards stupid!) to man the rockets. Even annoying cute grandson Gadge (Billy Chapin) bonds with Tobor and that comes in handy when the boy and egghead Grandpa are kidnapped by foreign agents hoping to steal the formula to make the robot. Directed by Lee Sholem this 1954 kiddie adventure is joyfully idiotic.
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