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.
The magic word for fun... ZOTZ!
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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
At the tennis court, the same group of people walk behind Prof. Jones twice. 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
Referenced in Matinee
You're in the Army Now
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Tell Taylor
and Ole Olsen
Played in the Pentagon scenes See more