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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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Cast

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Dr. Scott Nelson
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Linda Davis
James Congdon ...
Dr. Tony Nelson
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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 ...
B-Girl
Elbert Smith ...
Capt. Rogers
George Karas ...
Sgt. Todaman (as George Kara)
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)  »

Also Known As:

Master of Terror  »

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$240,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The large map on the police office wall says, "Delaware - Chester Counties, Pennsylvania". 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 »

Quotes

Tony Nelson: I keep thinking there must be some connection between force fields and Cargonite.
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Referenced in The Leech Woman (1960) See more »

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14 October 2004 | by (abu dhabi) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first appeared in theaters. I was 12 years old and a fan of the ilk. However, the methods used for special effects in that era always seemed so obvious. This movie was a novel experience: I could not imagine how the effects were done. My only reservation was that they talked of slipping through the fourth dimension AND speeding up the natural process by which an object might slowly penetrate another. These are two different ideas. The second scenario accounts for the "horror" of the movie as people are rapidly aged. It was an unforgettable film. I would like to see it now and determine whether it holds up as well as my memory of it.


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