A doctor tests his theory that blood diseases can be cured by atomic radiation by using prison inmates as experiments.

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Dr. Ross Williams
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Lt. Joan McKenna
Walter Kingsford ...
Dr. J.P. Finley
Lynne Carter ...
Ethel Ganz
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Barry Morgan
Kim Spalding ...
Duke Shaw
Sam Scar ...
Eddie Ganz
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Col. Harris
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Dan Staley
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Max Henry
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Jim Carlton - Realtor
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Lewis Martin ...
Asst. District Attorney Walton (as Louis Martin)
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Richard 'Dick' McKenna
Raymond Largay ...
Warden Keaton
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A doctor tests his theory that blood diseases can be cured by atomic radiation by using prison inmates as experiments.

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21 November 1950 (USA)  »

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When Dr. Williams takes the cab to the Ace High Club in Tahoe, and is being followed by another car, they both depart a highway turn-off going in one direction. In the very next shot, without the camera position being moved at all, the two cars are shown going in the opposite direction past the very same location as the previous shot. See more »

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Odd mystery film set in San Francisco
28 December 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

An intriguing crime story with radiation as the plot's pivotal element. A group of Alcatraz convicts volunteer to be guinea pigs in an experiment seeking to find a cure for a blood disease (apparently related to leukemia). The convicts led by Robert Shayne (the old Superman TV show's Inspector Henderson) are only interested in gaining their freedom. The unexpected effect the radiation has on one prisoner subject leads a doctor and a nurse into a dangerous investigation which is their only hope to salvage their now damaged careers. The current negative attitude towards radiation adds an ironic counterpoint to the protagonists' noble desire to cure said blood disease, which incidentally has infected the nurse's brother. Good atmosphere and a taut narrative make this B picture worth watching.


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