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The Gamma People (1956)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  December 1956 (USA)
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An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

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Mike Wilson
Eva Bartok ...
Paula Wendt
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Howard Meade
Walter Rilla ...
Boronski
Philip Leaver ...
Koerner
Martin Miller ...
Lochner
Michael Caridia ...
Hugo Wendt
Pauline Drewett ...
Hedda Lochner
Jocelyn Lane ...
Anna (as Jackie Lane)
Olaf Pooley ...
Bikstein
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Frau Bikstein
Leonard Sachs ...
Telegraph Clerk
Paul Hardtmuth ...
Hans (as Paul Hardmuth)
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Graf
St. John Stuart ...
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Storyline

An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Gamma-Ray Creatures Loose!


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December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gente gamma  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Although the two men stay in their private berth and are oblivious to what is going on as the decoupled passenger car rolls down the side track into Gudavia, multiple exterior shots of the rolling car show different sets of windows either open or closed from shot-to-shot, although there was no one else on the car to open or close the windows. See more »

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One of a kind
25 January 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now here's a real oddity. Made before the British scifi/horror boom of the late 50s, this eccentric film mixes gruesome scientific experiments with farcical comedy, set in a fictitious Iron Curtain state. And one of the stars, playing a straight role, is Leslie Phillips. So is it any good? Well the clash of styles is somewhat disconcerting, but the film is attractively photographed and the action and horror scenes well staged. Some talented personnel worked on it ; the likes of Ted Moore and John Box, plus John Gilling who went on to do some good Hammer horrors. "The Gamma People" isn't quite in that league but still merits a viewing.


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