Mobster Ron Candell is set up by his underlings - principally Andy Damon - and is convicted of murder. He escapes but finds himself in a nuclear testing area. He survives the blast but his ... See full summary »
Mobster Ron Candell is set up by his underlings - principally Andy Damon - and is convicted of murder. He escapes but finds himself in a nuclear testing area. He survives the blast but his body begins to undergo change at the cellular level, making him a man of steel. He makes his way back to town seeking revenge on those who testified against him, including his ex-girlfriend Linda Marlow. As he continues to mutate however, he become ever more dangerous. Stopping him however is easier said than done. Written by
Made in 1958 but not released until 1961 because of the financial failure of producer Benedict Bogeaus' original distributor, RKO. Bogeaus sat on the film for three years until he was able to sell it to Columbia for a flat fee in 1961. See more »
Before the explosion, the character Eddie Candell was wearing a jacket. Immediately after the explosion, he is not wearing a jacket. See more »
I had hopes for this film, I admit I have a low tolerance level for horrible dialogue delivered in a stilted manner. So this B Sci-Fi film about a framed gangster boss seeking revenge against his enemies that stumbles onto a nuclear test site seconds before the big bang was intriguing, but there was no pay off. There is so much potential with this leftover plot idea and yet no risks were taken, no imagination, no spark of life, only flat acting. I appreciate these films because if you dream of being a film maker or a writer it shows you what not to do with a film. I gave it a 3 because there is so much to be learned about film making from this stinker. Perhaps the nuclear blast effected the writers and film maker, or perhaps this story is completely true and big brother forced the studio to turn the truth into a laughable genre flop. Perhaps when we solve the crop circle mystery and area 51 the mystery of why "The Most Dangerous Man Alive" is so bad will also be solved.
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