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The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  2 May 1961 (USA)
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A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Mellor ...
Hank Radcliffe
Barbara Francis ...
Lois Radcliffe
Bing Stafford ...
Jim Archer
Larry Aten ...
Linda Bielema ...
Wife on Vacation
Ronald Francis ...
Randy Radcliffe
Alan Francis ...
Art Radcliffe
Anthony Cardoza ...
KGB Driver / Helpful Neighbor (as Tony Cardoza)
Bob Labansat ...
Javorsky's Bodyguard
Jim Oliphant ...
Husband on Vacation
John Morrison ...
KGB Passenger
Eric Tomlin ...
Driver Run off Road
Jim Miles ...
Javorsky's Driver
George Prince ...
Man who Reports Murder (as George Principe)
Conrad Brooks ...
Man at Airfield
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A defecting Russian scientist is transformed by an atomic test into a hulking monster, Tor Johnson, of course. Not much else except some people are killed, boys get lost, and a rabbit sniffs Tor's corpse. (This film was used for Mystery Science Theater 3000.) Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Commies made him an atomic mutant!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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2 May 1961 (USA)  »

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Girl Madness  »

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$34,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Shot without sound. To avoid having to sync a lot of sound in post-production, the actors turned away from the camera when speaking, and cupped their hands over their mouths when shouting. See more »

Goofs

The Radcliffes get a flat tire and pull over on a desolate desert highway. As the Dad changes the flat tire, the shadow of the film crew vehicle is right behind him, along the side of the road. See more »

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Narrator: A man runs, someone shoots at him
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The ultimate Tor-de-force
2 February 1999 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

Forget "Plan Nine from Outer Space" and "Bride of the Monster" this Coleman Francis calamity gives Tor Johnson the role of a lifetime. As a scientist turned atomic desert mutant, Tor gets to stumble over rocks, pet a bunny, and scare two ugly kids with a stick, all without a soundtrack! Arguably the worst film ever made.


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