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4D Man (1959)

Unrated | | Action, Horror, Romance | 7 October 1959 (USA)
A scientist discovers a formula enabling him to pass through solid surfaces but he also rapidly ages which forces him to kill humans in order to reverse the aging process by absorbing his victims' energies.

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Theodore Simonson (screenplay), Cy Chermak (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lansing ... Dr. Scott Nelson
Lee Meriwether ... Linda Davis
James Congdon James Congdon ... Dr. Tony Nelson
Robert Strauss ... Roy Parker
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Dr. Theodore W. Carson
Patty Duke ... Marjorie Sutherland
Guy Raymond ... Fred the Guard
Chic James Chic James ... B-Girl
Elbert Smith Elbert Smith ... Capt. Rogers
George Karas George Karas ... Sgt. Todaman (as George Kara)
Jasper Deeter Jasper Deeter ... Mr. Welles
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Storyline

Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on himself and discovers that each time he passes through something he ages rapidly. He begins killing people, sucking out their life energies and regaining his youth as a result. It falls to Tony and Scott's girlfriend, Linda, to try to put a stop to his murderous rampage. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

Man's first adventure into the incredible 4th dimension See more »


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Master of Terror See more »

Filming Locations:

West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$240,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, and Guy Raymond all later made guest appearances on Star Trek (1966). See more »

Goofs

When Tony, Linda and Scott go out to dinner, Scott is sketching something. When Linda asks what he's drawing, he scribbles on the picture. A closeup is shown of the drawing: a steel plate penetrated by a pencil, and no scribbling. See more »

Quotes

Tony Nelson: Cargonite, huh? As in Carson.
Scott Nelson: Anything developed in this lab is likely to have his name on it.
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The 4D Man, some of the neatest special effects ever.
12 April 2005 | by Fiend-Without-a-FaceSee all my reviews

Wow, I searched for years to get this on DVD. I first saw it back in High School on one of those midnight horror shows in Australia (Deadly Earnest was the host...anyone from Australia remember him??).

I remember being obsessed with the walking through walls special effect, the way in which bits of his clothing would appear first, then the rest of him.

It's funny how a film can stay with you from childhood. The day I got the DVD, I was stoked. Not the greatest film ever made, but I am a die hard fan. I admit to being surprised by the score, very jazzy for such a dark story. I thought Robert Lansing and the rest of the cast were cool. They gave some considerable depth to what was after all very much a 'B' movie.

Check it out!


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