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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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Grew up with this Fun Fifties Favorite! (But No DVD Restoration...) See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Butcher - Charles Benton (as Lon Chaney)

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

Ann Doran ... Police Dispatcher (edited from He Walked By Night [1948]) (archive footage) (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 - Con Man (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Police Dispatcher (edited from He Walked by Night (1948)) (archive footage) (uncredited)
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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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Runtime:
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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Trivia:
Lt. Chasen mentions putting in a call to a Professor Dwiggins at Caltech who may know about Professor Bradshaw's work. Sue Dwiggins is the real name of co-writer Sue Bradford.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Eva reaches her dresser when she returns to her dressing room the radio begins to play by itself, abruptly (it was not on when she left).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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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Grew up with this Fun Fifties Favorite! (But No DVD Restoration...), 11 November 2000
Author: mord39 from New York

MORD39 RATING: **1/2 out of ****

I'm partial to this guilty favorite since I saw it hundreds of times as a youngster on television. Even so, it's just plain fun as Lon Chaney knocks off the traitors who sent him to death with their treachery. The L.A. locations are terrific, and the Dragnet-style narration adds spice to the proceedings. It's speedy and nostalgic, very much a "fifties" film.

As for the Roan DVD, I'm sorry to say that it has not been restored and is a disappointment. I have had much trouble acquiring the "perfect" version of this film, even though I've had it on VHS from FOUR(!) different companies, as well as on TNT. Some day I hope this personal fave of mine will get a clean and proper transfer on disc.

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