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Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 16 November 1961 (Mexico)
After wandering in a nuclear testing area in the desert, escaped mobster Ron Candell starts mutating and seeks revenge on his former crime partners.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Phillip Rock (story "The Steel Monster"), Michael Pate (story "The Steel Monster") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ron Randell ... Eddie Candell
Debra Paget ... Linda Marlow
Elaine Stewart ... Carla Angelo
Anthony Caruso ... Andy Damon
Gregg Palmer ... Lt. Fisher
Morris Ankrum ... Capt. Davis
Tudor Owen ... Dr. Meeker
Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell ... Devola
Joel Donte Joel Donte ... Franscotti
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Storyline

Mobster Ron Candell is set up by his underlings - principally Andy Damon - and is convicted of murder. He escapes but finds himself in a nuclear testing area. He survives the blast but his body begins to undergo change at the cellular level, making him a man of steel. He makes his way back to town seeking revenge on those who testified against him, including his ex-girlfriend Linda Marlow. As he continues to mutate however, he become ever more dangerous. Stopping him however is easier said than done. Written by garykmcd

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The most deadly weapons known to science cannot stop him ...

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Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1961 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

El hombre más peligroso del mundo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Allan Dwan, producer Benedict Bogeaus tricked him, the actors and crew members into working for low pay by claiming the project was actually a two-part pilot for a TV series. Bogeaus was caught by the heads of the Mexican movie unions, who read the script, realized it was for a feature film, and demanded that everyone employed on it be paid the higher feature-film rates. As a result, Dwan had to shoot the film in one week instead of five, and use only already existing sets. See more »

Goofs

Before the explosion, the character Eddie Candell was wearing a jacket. Immediately after the explosion, he is not wearing a jacket. See more »

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Referenced in The State of Things (1982) See more »

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Day Late-Dollar Short
14 April 2013 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

This is one of those 1950ish Sci-Fi/Nuclear Paranoia entries that for some reason was mostly ignored and little seen until recently. But the oversight was probably intentional since once viewed there is little here that is either memorable or worth much.

It is nothing if not a bit strange in its crossing of the Gangster/Human Monster genres. What it delivers is some titillating and quite tantalizing lingerie shots and cleavage obsessions with a couple of semi-violent confrontations with very little imagination. Hardly enough to carry the Movie.

The editing and pacing are confusing and everything looks bizarrely placed and haphazard. The Sci-Fi parts are unimpressive, mostly because by this time there had been quite a lot of wild and crazy mutants running around both on the Big Screen and on TV. So what we have here is quite dull and depressing.

It fails on almost every level and is a discovered disaster that might have been better off left in the dustbin of failed rip-offs, and Day Late-Dollar Short productions.


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