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The Atomic Man (1955)

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An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Mike Delaney
... Jill Rabowski
... Dr. Stephen Rayner / Jarvis
Joseph Tomelty ... Detective Inspector Cleary
Donald Gray ... Robert Maitland
Vic Perry ... Emmanuel Vasquo
Paul Hardtmuth ... Dr. Bressler
... Dr. Preston
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An atomic scientist is found floating in a river with a bullet in his back and a radioactive halo around his body. The radioactivity has put him seven-and-a-half seconds ahead of us in time. He teams up with a reporter to stop his evil double from destroying his experiments in artificial tungsten. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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This story was broadcast as a live play on TV by the BBC in the mid-fifties. It was preceded by a solemn announcement to the effect that the hospital practices depicted bore no relationship to those of the National Health Service. See more »

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Office Boy: [opens the door of the darkroom] Hello, hello! What's going on here, I wouldn't be surprised...
Mike Delaney: What do you want, Horrible?
Office Boy: You are hereby summoned to the royal execution chamber, pdq.
Mike Delaney: OK.
Office Boy: Oooh, Old Waffle-Face is really mad at you, Delaney. I wouldn't like to be in your shoes, I really wouldn't.
Mike Delaney: Look, do me a favour. Why don't you run upstairs - see how far you can lean out of the window, huh?
Office Boy: [sarcastically] Ha-ha-ha.
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Nice find for fans of obscure 50's sci-fi!!!
17 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

What a concept...he slipped in time!!

While The Atomic Man is not purely 50's sci-fi, as mentioned in other reviews, it does provide enough interesting plot twists and thrills to keep you guessing until the end.

Definitely worth a watch for fans of the genre. I am proud to have this little seen gem in my collection. Nice story, creepy atmosphere, good acting and a great score make this one worthwhile!!

Also recommended for fans of little seen 50's type sci-fi are Mutiny in Outer Space, Satellite in the Sky, On the Threshold of Space, The Magnetic Monster and Riders to the Stars.


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