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Indestructible Man -- Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners.
Indestructible Man -- Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners.

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Director:
Writers:
Vy Russell (original screenplay) and
Sue Dwiggins (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 March 1956 (USA) See more »
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300,000 Volts of Horror! See more »
Plot:
Scientific experiments accidentally revive an executed criminal and make him impervious to harm, prompting him to seek revenge on his former partners. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Gritty, Nostalgic Sci-Fi See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Charles 'Butcher' Benton (as Lon Chaney)

Max Showalter ... Police Lt. Dick Chasen (as Casey Adams)
Marian Carr ... Eva Martin (as Marion Carr)
Ross Elliott ... Paul Lowe
Stuart Randall ... Police Capt. John Lauder
Ken Terrell ... Joe Marcelli (as Kenneth Terrell)
Marjorie Stapp ... Hysterical Young Woman
Robert Shayne ... Prof. Bradshaw
Peggy Maley ... Francine
Robert Foulk ... Harry - Bar Owner
Reita Green ... Carney's 'Bait' (as Rita Green)
Roy Engel ... Desk Sergeant (as Roy Engle)
Madge Cleveland ... Screaming Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chet Brandenburg ... Police Officer with Flamethrower (uncredited)

Ann Doran ... Police Dispatcher (archive footage: 'He Walked by Night') (uncredited)
Marvin Ellis ... Squeamy Ellis (uncredited)

Joe Flynn ... Bradshaw's Assistant (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford ... Tall Stripper (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Eddie Marr ... Carney (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Police Operator (archive footage: 'He Walked by Night') (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Pollexfen 
 
Writing credits
Vy Russell (original screenplay) and
Sue Dwiggins (original screenplay) (as Sue Bradford)

Produced by
Jack Pollexfen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Albert Glasser (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
John L. Russell (photography) (as John Russell Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Fred R. Feitshans Jr.  (as Fred Feitshans Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
Theobold Holsopple  (as Ted Holsopple)
 
Production Management
Chris Beute .... production manager
 
Stunts
Ken Terrell .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Joseph H. Lewis .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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72 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2007) (self applied) | USA:Approved | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Released on a double bill with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Eva is calling on the pay phone at the club after she sees Butcher, a coin purse alternately appears and disappears being clenched in her teeth.See more »
Quotes:
Paul Lowe, Attorney:Well that's it, Butcher. The evidence against you is so strong, the governor turned down your appeal.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton:You're a rotten liar, Lowe. You started railroading me from the beginning of the trial. And now you're still trying to throw me curves.
Paul Lowe, Attorney:Look, I don't blame you for being edgy but get this straight. I didn't doublecross you. I never worked harder for a client.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton:You mean you never worked harder for a client to get him sentenced.
Paul Lowe, Attorney:You're a fool, Butcher. If you hadn't tried to doublecross Squeamy Ellis and Joe Marcelli, they wouldn't have turned state's evidence against you. But you had to get greedy, you wanted to keep the whole $600,000 for yourself. And the boys got sore and I don't blame them.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton:It was all your idea. You planned the whole job. You hired us. When you found out I stashed the money you figured it was time for me to die. You got those two crumbs to turn state's evidence on me. You stinkin' rotten mouthpiece.
Paul Lowe, Attorney:We both know that isn't true, Butcher. Now look what's the sense in not giving me the money? It's not going to do you any good.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton:Well. I'll have the satisfaction of knowing that none of you three crumbs are going to spend it.
Paul Lowe, Attorney:What about Eva? Don't you owe her something? You tell me where the money is, I'll see that she gets your share.
Charles 'Butcher' Benton:I've got a different idea. I'm gonna kill you and Squeamy and Joe. Then I'll take care of Eva myself.
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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Gritty, Nostalgic Sci-Fi, 6 October 1999
Author: Perry Shields

This film is to me what "The Wizard of Oz" is to most others--a warm fuzzy. Having grown up around Los Angeles, I thought this film was based on a true story when I first saw it as a kid. It has a gritty, real-time feel to it, and Casey Adams' narration is obviously based on Jack Webb's for "Dragnet." In fact, this film feels like an Outer Limits version of a Dragnet episode. Very similar in feel to "Kiss Me Deadly," another '50s film shot in similar locations. A great time capsule of the fading LA of the '50s. This film is almost universally panned, but the low budget and fairly tight script actually contribute to its effectiveness.

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