I wish I had more to say about Robot Monster, a 3D movie released in 1953. I have tried watching it multiple times and have never made it all the way through. As I kid I always wondered why a movie named Robot Monster did not appear to have either a robot or a monster. This single line from the film’s Wikipedia entry explains:
“The budget did not allow for a robot costume as intended so Tucker used his friend George Barrows who had his own gorilla suit to play Ro-Man. Tucker added the helmet.”
I own this movie on DVD — I found it in a Big Lots bargain bin and paid 99 cents for it. Maybe this year I’ll try one more time to watch it from beginning to end.