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4D Man (1959)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi, Horror, Romance | 7 October 1959 (USA)
Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on ... See full summary »

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Dr. Scott Nelson
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James Congdon ...
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Roy Parker
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Dr. Theodore W. Carson
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Marjorie Sutherland
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Fred the Guard
Chic James ...
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Elbert Smith ...
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George Karas ...
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Jasper Deeter ...
Mr. Welles
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Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result. It falls to Tony and Scott's girlfriend, Linda, to try to put a stop to his murderous rampage. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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He Walks Through Walls Of Solid Steel And Stone... Into The 4th Dimension! See more »


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7 October 1959 (USA)  »

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Master of Terror  »

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$240,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jack H. Harris was able to begin production by using the advance he received for distribution of The Blob (1958). See more »

Goofs

When Tony, Linda and Scott go out to dinner, Scott is sketching something. When Linda asks what he's drawing, he scribbles on the picture. A closeup is shown of the drawing: a steel plate penetrated by a pencil, and no scribbling. See more »

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Captain Rogers: Tell them, shoot to kill. This guy's a wild one.
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Referenced in The Leech Woman (1960) See more »

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4D MAN (Irwin S. Yeaworth, Jr., 1959) **1/2
23 January 2010 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

The second Jack H. Harris-Irwin S. Yeaworth collaboration is a more cerebral effort (being an outright sci-fi piece) than its more famous predecessor THE BLOB (1958). Typically for the genre, it deals with a scientist becoming accidentally endowed with some form of superhuman ability (in this case, passing through solids) – the downside to this is that he ages every time this feat is accomplished…but, then, coming to contact with other people, he is able to sap their energy and bring about his own rejuvenation! Robert Lansing – whom I fondly recall from the TV series AUTOMAN (1983-84) that I used to watch during childhood – is adequate in the title role but his brash younger brother (who is actually the catalyst for the transformation) is less likable; as a result, while Lee Meriwether makes for a lovely conflicted heroine (being engaged to Lansing but falling for his younger sibling), their budding relationship sorely feels like a plot contrivance. Besides, Robert Strauss is cast against type as a scientist who is not above appropriating a colleague's work for his own advancement. Even though boasting variable effects (particularly the aging make-up) and ending somewhat inconclusively, the film remains an eminently watchable and thought-provoking piece that should please fans of the genre and the era which spawned it.


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