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Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 16 November 1961 (Mexico)
After wandering in a nuclear testing area in the desert, escaped mobster Ron Candell starts mutating and seeks revenge on his former crime partners.

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Eddie Candell
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Linda Marlow
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Carla Angelo
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Andy Damon
Gregg Palmer ...
Lt. Fisher
Morris Ankrum ...
Capt. Davis
Tudor Owen ...
Dr. Meeker
Steve Mitchell ...
Devola
Joel Donte ...
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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 garykmcd

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The most deadly weapons known to science cannot stop him ...

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16 November 1961 (Mexico)  »

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El hombre más peligroso del mundo  »

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According to director Allan Dwan, producer Benedict Bogeaus tricked him, the actors and crew members into working for low pay by claiming the project was actually a two-part pilot for a TV series. Bogeaus was caught by the heads of the Mexican movie unions, who read the script, realized it was for a feature film, and demanded that everyone employed on it be paid the higher feature-film rates. As a result, Dwan had to shoot the film in one week instead of five, and use only already existing sets. See more »

Goofs

Before the explosion, the character Eddie Candell was wearing a jacket. Immediately after the explosion, he is not wearing a jacket. See more »

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Referenced in Der Stand der Dinge (1982) See more »

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Blame it on the nukes
11 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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