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The Gamma People (1956)

Passed | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1956 (USA)
An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen.

Director:

John Gilling

Writers:

John W. Gossage (screenplay) (as John Gossage), John Gilling (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Douglas ... Mike Wilson
Eva Bartok ... Paula Wendt
Leslie Phillips ... Howard Meade
Walter Rilla ... Boronski
Philip Leaver Philip Leaver ... Koerner
Martin Miller Martin Miller ... Lochner
Michael Caridia Michael Caridia ... Hugo Wendt
Pauline Drewett Pauline Drewett ... Hedda Lochner
Jocelyn Lane ... Anna (as Jackie Lane)
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Bikstein
Rosalie Crutchley ... Frau Bikstein
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Telegraph Clerk
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Hans (as Paul Hardmuth)
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Graf
St. John Stuart St. John Stuart ... 1st Goon
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Storyline

An American reporter smells a story when he is stranded in an Iron Curtain country where the local dictator is using gamma rays to transform children into mutated henchmen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Gamma-Ray Creatures Loose!


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La gente gamma See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Although the two men stay in their private berth and are oblivious to what is going on as the decoupled passenger car rolls down the side track into Gudavia, multiple exterior shots of the rolling car show different sets of windows either open or closed from shot-to-shot, although there was no one else on the car to open or close the windows. See more »

Quotes

[looking at the castle]
Mike Wilson: Sinister looking dump isn't it.
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Alternate Versions

In the 1980s Columbia Pictures replaced their slightly abridged U.S. version with a version restored to its original British length of 79 minutes. It is this version that has been used for pay-tv showings and video release. See more »

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Referenced in Daria: Psycho Therapy (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Traumerei
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
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Gamma Goodness
24 August 2002 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

A train-passage car carrying 2 reporters--one who resembles Prof. Quatermass a bit too much--accidently winds up breaking off from the rest of the train leaving the 2 men stranded in a strange little European country named Gudavia. Once there, they find they cannot leave as those running the country have other plans. They investigate and uncover a mad scientist's conspiracy to control the people by turning them all into slaves of the state with the help of a gamma ray machine. This movie is pretty outrageous and displays some serious leaps of logic. It also features a most unlikely change of heart in one of the main characters. Still the lead actors are likable and the film is silly fun.


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