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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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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

The voice of Guy Raymond (Frank, the security guard) is dubbed by another actor. 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: Then you believe it can be done?
Scott Nelson: Believe it? I've done it!
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Connections

Referenced in The Leech Woman (1960) See more »

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Let the 4D Man come through the wall for you.
30 May 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

I didn't have very high expectations for 4D man and when I started to watch it, the jazz music playing started to confirm my fears right at the start of the film. It really got the movie started off on the wrong foot. Other than the music, I must admit that it was a pretty good sci-fi movie. The acting was good, film quality good, very nice special effects and an unusual sci-fi plot. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought that this movie was made in the mid 1960s and not 1959. It's my opinion that 4D Man is probably a little underrated as a 50s sci-fi, horror flick and should get more attention. Don't expect too much though. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a classic, but I think it's still a pretty good movie and is well worth watching. Let the 4D Man come through the wall for you. I don't think you will be disappointed.


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