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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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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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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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Lon Chaney has no spoken lines in this movie following the opening scene in his prison cell. Copyright 1955.See more »
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Continuity: When Butcher is walking around his hair is combed, parted and neat but in a close-up of his face his hair is very messy.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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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Interesting 1950's Offering, 8 February 2004
Author: Tom Fowler (tom.fowler@sbcglobal.net) from Overland Park, KS

I viewed this film recently for the first time in many years, then went to the IMDb to see what other viewers had to say about it. I was pleased to learn that many feel the same way as I do about this film; that it is entertaining and holds up well within the limits of it's time and 1950's B film genre. In case you are unfamiliar with the storyline: A small time hoodlum known as `The Butcher' (Lon Chaney, Jr.) is executed for a crime his underworld companions set him up for. A bizarre scientific experiment brings him back to life via a massive dose of electricity, which destroys his vocal cords but makes his skin impenetrable, thus becoming the `Indestructible Man.' The story revolves around the Butcher seeking revenge on those who double-crossed him and a zealous police lieutenant chasing he and a missing $600,000 down, with said policeman, (the versatile Casey Adams), falling in love with the Butcher's would-be love interest, (Marion Carr). The Indestructible Man reminds sci-fi fans of Them!, as much of the action takes place in Los Angeles' massive sewer system. This is not the best film to come out of it's era, but it was not meant to be. I would say it rates in the top half of it's class. The editing is a little weak, but there are some good 1950's era location shots of downtown LA which should be of interest to historians, plus it contained some interesting players. Casey Adams, AKA Max Showalter, is not generally known to the viewing public but appeared in hundreds of film and television programs throughout his lengthy career. Joe Flynn had an interesting bit part as the lab assistant, this coming several years before McHale's Navy fame. Female lead Marion Carr should have had a more successful career, as she was very attractive with a pleasing screen personality.

Of course, Lon Chaney, Jr. was the lead. In 1956, he still looked fit and menacing. It would not be long until his well documented personal troubles would diminish him physically and professionally. All in all, a solid effort by director Jack Pollexfen. View this one when you have a chance. It is interesting and will be time well spent.

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