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.
Zay It, Zee It and Zoon!
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Did You Know?
"Zotz" is an ancient Mayan word that means "bat" (the flying mammal). In Mayan mythology there is a bat god called Camazotz. See more
When Professor Jones is being given directions, the officer tells him that the five sides of the Pentagon building are lettered A through E. This is not correct. The letter designations are given to the five pentagonal "rings", with A the innermost and E the outermost. Ten numbered corridors connect the rings. Offices are designated by floor number, ring letter, corridor and room number, e.g., 4C515, a system that is far less complicated than the one being explained. 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 what that is. See more
Rhapsody in Blue
By George Gershwin
[Snatches in the headlines montage scene] See more