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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 »

Director:

Ken Hughes

Writers:

Charles Eric Maine (novel), Charles Eric Maine (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Nelson ... Mike Delaney
Faith Domergue ... Jill Rabowski
Peter Arne ... Dr. Stephen Rayner / Jarvis
Joseph Tomelty ... Detective Inspector Cleary
Donald Gray Donald Gray ... Robert Maitland
Vic Perry Vic Perry ... Emmanuel Vasquo
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Dr. Bressler
Martin Wyldeck ... Dr. Preston
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Storyline

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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The Man With The Radio-Active Brain! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Atomic Man See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Merton Park Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Detective Inspector Cleary: Well, Mr. Delany, been playing policemen, I hear.
Mike Delaney: Yeah, what have you been playing, Scrabble?
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British "B" mystery with a science fiction gimmick.
12 May 2001 | by youroldpaljimSee all my reviews

The science fiction gimmick in this "B" British mystery is a man who after his highly radioactive body is fished out of the Thames, comes to life. After he awakes it is discovered that his brief death and exposure to radiation causes his consciousness to be 7 seconds into the future. This film soon drifts into a typical "wise cracking reporter" mystery after a reel or two and the "timeslip" gimmick is forgotten. Most of the film deals with a male and female reporter trying to prove the mysterious man is actually a famous scientist who is now being impersonated by an enemy agent. The script written by Charles Eric Maine, based on his novel, is typical of most of Maines screen/published science fiction; he comes up with an interesting science fiction gimmick and works it into a mundane plot. In this case a typical "wise cracking reporter" mystery. Another of example of this is the film THE ELECTRONIC MONSTER aka ESCAPEMENT from a script by Maine based on his published novel. An historical note; American actor Gene Nelson was dancer and singer who starred in many musicals. He was in an accident about a year before this film was made and it prevented him from dancing.


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