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The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

 -  Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  July 1960 (USA)
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A crazed scientist invents an invisibility formula. He plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible zombies.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marguerite Chapman ...
Laura Matson
Douglas Kennedy ...
Joey Faust
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Maj. Paul Krenner
Ivan Triesault ...
Dr. Peter Ulof
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Julian (as Red Morgan)
Cormel Daniel ...
Maria Ulof
Edward Erwin ...
Drake
Jonathan Ledford ...
Smith
Norman Smith ...
Security Guard
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Security Guard
Kevin Kelly ...
Woman
Denis Adams ...
State Policeman (as Dennis Adams)
Stacy Morgan ...
State Policeman
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Paul Krenner, an ex-major with delusions of grandeur, has forced scientist Peter Ulof to develop a radiation-based technique to turn men invisible, with which process he plans to create an invisible army to sell to the highest bidder. He busts safecracker Joey Faust out of prison and forces him to undergo the invisibility treatment so he can steal more radium to further the experimentation. Plans go awry when Faust discovers there is a side-effect to the invisibility treatments he didn't count on. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Invisible and Deadly! See more »

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Crime | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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July 1960 (USA)  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was shot back-to-back with Beyond the Time Barrier (1960). The combined shooting schedule was only two weeks. They became Edgar G. Ulmer's last American films. See more »

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When Drake uses binoculars to view what is left of ground zero for the lab explosion, the perspective of what he is seeing through the binoculars changes four times (one of the views is from ground up at a man in a fallout suit), all of which are technically impossible from his vantage point. See more »

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[last lines]
Dr. Peter Ulof: It's a serious problem. What would you do?
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Enjoyable Atomic Age version of the The Invisible Man
9 August 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The Amazing Transparent Man is very similar to The Invisible Man and one main difference with this movie is that involves the Atomic Age, radiation etc.

A criminal who has escaped from prison is made invisible by a mad scientist and gets him to steal nuclear fuel to help with future experiments. Things go wrong when he robs a bank though as becomes visible and is also dying through radiation poisoning.

This movie has some good special effects considering the low budget. Highlights include the "one man" fights.

The cast includes Douglas Kennedy (The Land Unknown) and Marguerite Chapman (Flight To Mars).

The Amazing Transparent Man is worth watching if you get the chance. A great way to spend just under an hour.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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