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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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A low budget guilty pleasure See more (65 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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Trivia:
Lon Chaney has no spoken lines in this movie following the opening scene in his prison cell. Copyright 1955.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When "Butcher" is standing on the giant electrical crane, all the closeups of him show him moving a lot, but when they cut to the long shots, he is just a dark silhouette with no movement whatsoever.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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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A low budget guilty pleasure, 25 November 1998
Author: Chris J. from Seattle, WA

Lon Chaney's face will remind you of jello as too many close-ups of Chaney's face dominate this cheesy, very low budget film.

Chaney is Butcher Benton a penny ante criminal who's been set-up by his lawyer and gangster pals. But he doesn't die in the electrical chair, or by lethal injection either. He just gets mad.

He wants revenge on the lawyer and gangster pals who set him up to take the fall.

The film is done in dragnet documentary style which adds to the campiness of the whole affair considerably. The on-location filming is particularly interesting. It's of Los Angeles' long defunct Angel's Flight area--just prior to it being a victim of urban renewal. L.A. once had cable cars and you'll see them here.

If you're in the mood, you'll have a great time with this low budget, campy, film.

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