skip navigation

Remington Rand UNIVAC I

The UNIVAC was the first commercial computer produced in the USA, and famously correctly predicted the result of the 1952 presidential election on CBS television.

[More Information]

The Invisible Boy (1957)

The UNIVAC appears to be some sort of front end computer to the main supercomputer.

Add a comment.

Importance: **
Realism: *****
Most of this film is pretty wacky but the actual use of a UNIVAC as a front-end processor to such a machine is pretty much spot on.

Visibility: **

Who's Got the Action? (1962)

The head of the betting syndicate Tony Gagoots uses a UNIVAC to keep track of his customer's betting habits and later to calculate the probability of his girlfriend revoking her alibi for a number of his crimes.

Add a comment.

Importance: ****
Realism: ****
Visibility: ***