An atomic scientist who was one of the brains behind the A-bomb is now working in private life, trying to adapt atomic power for business purposes. One day his long-estranged wife--who had ... See full summary »
An atomic scientist who was one of the brains behind the A-bomb is now working in private life, trying to adapt atomic power for business purposes. One day his long-estranged wife--who had walked out on him years before and taken up with a string of boyfriends--shows up claiming to want a reconciliation, but soon the scientist finds himself in the center of what appears to be a plot to steal his secrets. Written by
Part of the original SHOCK THEATER package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 21 more features. The entire canon of SHOCK began with Dracula and ended with this film. None of the movies were made after 1946. See more »
Weak low budget espionage thriller, good idea but poor delivery.
I was lucky enough to meet Don Porter on a golf course once and he was a genuine nice guy. He was a little shy about his career, but later when I looked him up I figured he should have been more proud. But now, after seeing this 59m "B" film where he was the star I think maybe this may have been why he was not egotistical. This little film suffers from slow pacing and direction, corny dialogue delivered in a stilted manner by uninspired actors. It could be a case where the producer thought over powering music and the potential of the idea of nuclear energy expanded this mostly stage bound drama. Unfortunately it plays more like a soap opera than a thriller. I gave it a 5 out of 10 mostly because I thought the idea for the story had merit and deserves to be remade and maybe this time the music could be turned down a little.
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