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Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

 -  Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  July 1955 (USA)
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Denning ...
Dr. Chet Walker
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Joyce Walker
S. John Launer ...
Capt. Dave Harris
Michael Granger ...
Frank Buchanan
Gregory Gaye ...
Dr. Wilhelm Steigg (as Gregory Gay)
Linda Bennett ...
Penny Walker
Tristram Coffin ...
Dist. Atty. MacGraw
Harry Lauter ...
Reporter #1
Larry J. Blake ...
Reporter #2 (as Larry Blake)
Charles Evans ...
Chief Camden
Pierre Watkin ...
Mayor Bremer
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Storyline

Several years earlier gangster Frank Buchanan was deported to his native Italy through the efforts of law enforcement authorities and rival gangsters who inform on him. While in Europe he meets scientist Wilhelm Steigg, who has perfected a method of reanimating dead people and controlling their behavior with oral commands. Buchanan underwrites Steigg's experiments and uses his technology to wreak revenge on his enemies. Unfortunately radioactive poisoning is a by-product of the process, and authorities use radiation detecting devices like Geiger counters to pinpoint the source of the sinister plot. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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July 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le tueur au cerveau atomique  »

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One of the first films to use squibs to simulate gunshot wounds See more »

Goofs

When Dave goes to Chet's home, we see a name tag with 'Chet Walker' just above the doorbell. It's only there as he rings the doorbell. All other shots show a plain doorbell with no tag. See more »

Quotes

Reporter #1: Doctor, how did anybody break through those bars in there?
Dr. Chet Walker: Maybe he ate all his vitamins.
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Gangsters & Zombies, OY!
30 June 2004 | by (Capitol District, NY State) – See all my reviews

This movie scared the crap out of me when I was a little boy of just 8 years. My mother had to come into my bedroom and check under the bed every night for at least a week. The plot was unique too. I mean, a gangster (where was Edward G. when they made this?) employing a crazed/mad scientist (I guess there were a lot of them left over from the Los Alamos days) to make nasty looking dead old men crawl through tunnels made of industrial plastic wrap and go kill people. The fact that the scientist could talk to the 'dead guys' and make them do his bidding was the thing that scared me most (Kinda like conglomerate broadcasting of today). These guys were real 'working stiffs' and walked like it too. Excellent blank stares, unsuspecting victims, the 50s-ish people... I guess looking at this movie now, it would seem kind of funny, but in those days, it was a horror movie!


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