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A Nobel Prize-winning doctor working in rural Arizona is visited by the county health officer after the unusual death of one of his assistants. The secretive scientist is developing a synthetic nutrient that, they learned too late, has an unfortunate side effect: creatures using it become highly susceptible to deadly viruses. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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23 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Deus ex Machina Redux
9 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first movie I ever reviewed for IMDb was the John Agar "Tarantula," one of the better monster movies of the fifties. In it, Leo G. Carrol was attempting to come up with a nutrient to help with the world food shortage. Unfortunately, his partner decides to take the stuff and develops a horrible condition; meanwhile a spider escapes, and you know the rest. In this, a man has died and been left in a garage. It turns out he was part of some of the same kind of experimenting. A doctor finds he must investigate what happened and finds a trio of researchers, all having taken the stuff, despite limited experimentation. Now the problem is that the side effects indicate death is imminent. Unfortunately for the verisimilitude of the show, the solution to this is so silly and out of right field that it leaves one cold. An interesting idea followed by a simplistic resolution.


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