Jonathan Jones, a professor of ancient languages, comes into possession of an ancient coin. He translates its inscription, which gives him three powers: to inflict pain, slow down time or kill. Soon, he's pursued by enemy spies who have learned about the magic coin.
'Zotz' panicks the Pentagon!
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Did You Know?
The film was based on a novel written by Walter Karig
. However, the novel was a satire on mankind and its destructive tendencies, while the film is a simple fantasy tale. See more
When cycling, Prof. Jones is nearly run-over by a reversing light coloured sedan. An immediate cut to a left angle camera shows a two tone station wagon. See more
Prof. Jonathan Jones
[studying his niece's breakfast of bacon & eggs
Tsk tsk. Poison. Slow death.
Yes, but what a way to go.
The Columbia Pictures logo in the opening has William Castle
seated nearby, he points at the Torch Lady and says "Zotz!" and she turns and asks him "Zotz, what's Zotz?!" See more
Sur le Pont d'Avignon
Traditional French folk song
[Snatches in the headlines montage scene] See more