Classic Science Fiction Films of the 50s & 60s

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Fahrenheit 451
(1966)

Guy Montag is a fireman of the future, whose job it is to burn books on behalf of a government afraid of an independent-thinking public. He has to burn books on sight after being given their location by informants. He soon starts to question the government's motives.
Starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie.
Fahrenheit 451 1966


Fail-Safe
(1964)

A technical malfunction in the Pentagon causes bombers carrying nuclear warheads to go beyond their fail-safe distance, at which point they must cease communication and fulfill their prime objective of bombing the country's capital city of Moscow. The president's job is to convince them to stop.
Starring Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau.
Fail-Safe 1964


Fantastic Voyage
(1966)

An attempt is made to assassinate a diplomat. By using a newly created technology, a submarine is shrunken along with its crew and injected into one of his veins. They have one hour before they return to full size. Early on, it becomes apparent that they have a saboteur on board.
Starring Stephen Boyd, Donald Pleasance, Raquel Welch.
Fantastic Voyage 1966


Fiend Without a Face
(1958)

The nuclear power plant of a nearby military base combined with a scientist studying telekinetic phenomenon produces a new form of life. Once it escapes the laboratory, the nuclear plant multiplies its numbers and they have only one intention - to kill!
Starring Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Michael Balfour.
Fiend Without A Face 1958


The Fly
(1958)

Scientist Andre Delambre has found a way to transport matter through space and then reasemble it at another point. He decides to use himself as a test subject, but his atoms become scrambled with that of a fly present with him in the test chamber. He has the head and arm of a fly.
Starring David Hedison, Vincent Price, Patricia Owens.
The Fly 1958


Forbidden Planet
(1956)

The film is set in the 23rd century. A saucer shaped cruiser is sent to the planet Altair IV to investigate the disappearance of the members of a colony expedition sent 20 years previously. They are met by Dr. Edward Morbius, who explains to them that the members were killed by an unknown force and that the only surviving members are himself and his daughter Altaira.
Starring Walter Pidgeon Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen.
Forbidden Planet 1956







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