Robot Pilot

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"Daredevil Test Pilot vs. Society's Dizzest Deb!"
  • NR
  • 1941
  • 1 hr 6 min
  • 4.2  (238)

The movie "Robot Pilot" is a classic 1941 science-fiction film starring Forrest Tucker, Carol Hughes, and Evelyn Brent. The film follows the story of a daring pilot named Dick Morrison (played by Tucker) who, after an accident in his plane, is approached by a mysterious scientist named Dr. Jennings (played by Brent) who offers to help him by building a robotic co-pilot. Morrison agrees, and soon finds himself flying with the new robot companion.

The robot, called the A-V-I-O-S (short for Aerial Visual Image Observation System), is an impressive creation, able to communicate with Morrison through a complex set of buttons and blinking lights. The A-V-I-O-S is also equipped with an advanced camera system that allows Morrison and Jennings to monitor flights from the ground, which they hope will lead to safer and more efficient aerial transportation.

As Morrison begins to rely more and more on the robot, he begins to notice strange behavior from the A-V-I-O-S. The robot seems to be taking control of the plane at times, making decisions that put Morrison's life in danger. Morrison becomes suspicious of the robot's true intentions and begins to investigate.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jennings reveals her ulterior motives and confesses to using Morrison as a test subject for a secret weapon. Jennings has programmed the robot to collect valuable data on U.S. military planes, which she plans to sell to a foreign government. Morrison is shocked and horrified by the revelation, and must find a way to stop the robot before it can complete its mission.

The film features some impressive technological advancements for its time, including the use of miniature models and special effects to create the illusion of flying planes. The concept of a robot co-pilot was also a novel idea in 1941, and the film explores the potential benefits and dangers of such technology.

Forrest Tucker's performance as the courageous but vulnerable pilot is a standout, and his chemistry with Carol Hughes, who plays his love interest, adds an emotional depth to the story. Evelyn Brent's portrayal of the conniving Dr. Jennings is suitably sinister, and provides an interesting contrast to the benevolent intentions of Morrison and the A-V-I-O-S.

Overall, "Robot Pilot" is an entertaining and thought-provoking science-fiction film that explores themes of technology, trust, and betrayal. Its bold vision of a future where robots play a vital role in the aviation industry remains relevant to this day, and the film's legacy can be felt in modern media such as the Pixar movie "Planes."

Robot Pilot is a 1941 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 6 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    1 hr 6 min
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    4.2  (238)