The Invisible Boy (1957) Trailer
Trailer for The Invisible Boy.
The Invisible Boy is a curious mixture of lighthearted playfulness and menacing evil. As it begins, ten-year-old Timmie Merinoe (Eyer) seems only to want a playmate. After he is mysteriously invested with superior intelligence, he reassembles a robot that his father and other scientists have been ready to discard as unrepairable junk. No one pays much attention to the robot after Timmie gets it going, until Timmie's mother becomes angry when Timmie is taken aloft by a huge kite that the robot builds.
When Timmie expresses a wi
sh to be able to play without being observed by his parents, the robot – with the aid of an evil supercomputer – makes him invisible. At first Timmie uses his invisibility to play simple pranks on his parents and others, but the mood of the film soon changes, when it becomes clear that the super computer intends to take over the world through a military satellite.
- Posted: June 09, 2013
- Director: Herman Hoffman
- Writer: Cyril Hume
- Studio: MGM
- Release: October 1, 1957
- Cast: Richard Eyer, Philip Abbott, Diane Brewster
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