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The Gamma People (1956)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1956 (USA)
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
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Paula Wendt
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Howard Meade
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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 ...
1st Goon
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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. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Gamma-Ray Creatures Loose!


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La gente gamma  »

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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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[looking at the castle]
Mike Wilson: Sinister looking dump isn't it.
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Referenced in Daria: Psycho Therapy (2000) See more »

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Traumerei
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Music by Robert Schumann
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6 July 2015 | by (Land Of The White) – See all my reviews

On the surface, this movie is very deceiving.It seems to have a good story that makes sense but it's actually just an anti-Hitler movie full of plot holes.For once someone actually tried to make a good movie,they just failed. It starts with a train car taking several minutes to gently break away from the train.The car only has 2 people(reporters) in it because that's completely normal. One guy pushes the buzzer for the waitress(I have never been on a train but I doubt those buttons ever existed) and he immediately gets up to check on why she hasn't shown up.Nevermind that there were NO wires going from their car to the rest of the train.It was 1956, I guess they had wireless buttons. As their car drifts away from the train,we see two Hitler youth looking kids run out and throw the track switch so the car goes to their town.How did they know the car had broken free? The car stops and there's 10 minutes of time killing confusion before we learn that they are in an imaginary country that is exactly like Nazi Germany(except for the French- style military uniforms),they even use some German words. From this point on the majority of the movie is too dark to see anything,so you won't realize how stupid it is. The whole time there are hints about the reporters never being able to leave but nothing in the story to actually support that. There is also some stuff about weird masks that never makes any sense. One reporter gets beat up by a kid on a swing.The other one(who is fat & old and wears his pants around his neck) easily outruns a group of "goons". They get a car and drive into the country.It gets a flat and they all get out immediately and run to the front of the car,which immediately blows up. The fat guy tells the skinny guy to run back to the city to get help!!!While he and the girl they found run to Hitler's castle. Everything that happens in the castle is stupid and I won't waste any more time on this movie. Although I have nothing good to say about this movie,I am going to say you might want to give it a chance just to see how silly it is.


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