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The Atomic Man (1955)
"Timeslip" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  4 March 1956 (USA)
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An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time... See full summary »

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Mike Delaney
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Peter Arne ...
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Robert Maitland
Vic Perry ...
Emmanuel Vasquo
Paul Hardtmuth ...
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Martin Wyldeck ...
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An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time. He teams up with a reporter to stop his evil double from destroying his experiments in artificial tungsten. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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This story was broadcast as a live play on TV by the BBC in the mid-fifties. It was preceded by a solemn announcement to the effect that the hospital practices depicted bore no relationship to those of the National Health Service. See more »

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Detective Inspector Cleary: Well, Mr. Delany, been playing policemen, I hear.
Mike Delaney: Yeah, what have you been playing, Scrabble?
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Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue thwart deadly industrial espionage plot
30 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had an old and quite bad copy of this film running 77 minutes that I recently replaced with a gorgeous copy that runs 87 minutes. This one has an impeccable film noir look to it.

Gene Nelson is a reporter whose sharp curiosity brings him into a case of industrial espionage when a body is found in the Thames and the man recovers after apparently dying for 7-8 seconds. Faith Domergue is his beauteous photographer and love interest.

The sci-fi component of the story is quite minimal and not particularly well done. I rate the story a 5. I rate the cinematography and look of the film a 7. I rate the lively acting of Nelson and Domergue at least a 6.

It's worth a look for noir fans, but it's definitely not up to films like "Night of the Demon", the Quatermass films, or "These Are the Damned".


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