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4D Man (1959)

TV-PG | | 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 ... 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 that enables a person to enter a 4-dimensional state, which allows 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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Man's first adventure into the incredible 4th dimension See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Robert Lansing. See more »

Goofs

When Scott walks away eating the apple he's stolen, you can see him stop at the corner and throw the apple core away. In the next shot he's holding the apple again, takes one last bite out of it, and throws the core away a second time. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Two objects *can* occupy the same space, under the right conditions.
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Crazy Credits

The U.S. television print correctly features the Columbia logo--but it's accompanied by Max Steiner's famous Warner Bros. logo theme. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Dead End (1985) See more »

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" Such Power cannot be kept by one man alone "
14 October 2008 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

Of all the films of actor Robert Lansing this film " The 4-D Man " is perhaps the least seen or appreciated. The story revolves around inventive scientist Dr. Scott Nelson (Robert Lansing) who is searching for something which can revitalize his nearly futile experiments with a new metal process. He discovers that his younger brother Dr. Tony Nelson (James Congdon) is also working with a fantastic invention which ventures into the realm of the incredible. At first, Scott is uninterested and disbelieving, until his brother shows him. Once aware of the possibilities, Scott steals the project and pushes it to the limits. However, the outcomes are totally unexpected as Scott is propelled into the world of the Forth Dimension with horrendous results. This is a solid movie and Lansing overwhelms the cast despite having Lee Meriwether, Robert Strauss and Edgar Stehli as Dr. Theodore W. Carson. Look carefully and you'll see a very young Patty Duke playing Marjorie Sutherland. Good fun for the Special Effects crowd. ***


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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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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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