Monday, April 8, 2013

4D MAN / Jack H. Harris Productions - 1959

It's Recycle Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a redo from 2008 of a nice little thriller filmed in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, from the guy who brought us THE BLOB, DINOSAURUS! and EQUINOX. The story's about two brothers, Scott and Tony Nelson, who are scientists. They're both working on an amplifier which will allow a person to enter into the 4th dimension, enabling them to pass through any object. This movie is a perfect double bill with THE PROJECTED MAN!

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip of the great jazz theme from this wild 'n' weird flick, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button theme next to the out-of-order teleporter, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for the... 4D MAN!

Scott and his team are working on their 4-D project with a grant from a wealthy donar. They have created an element called Cargonite..

Here are brother scientists, Tony and Scott Nelson. Tony's played by James (WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE) Congdon and Scott's played by the very cool Robert (Gary Seven on STAR TREK) Lansing. Before he was bitten by the acting bug, Robert was a jazz drummer!

Thing is, Tony's already accomplished a pencil-through-metal experiment, which means that he's definitely onto something!

Scott secretly works on Tony's experiment, it's a success and he's then able to pass his hand through a hunk of metal!

Scott goes out and tests his new powers, his crime spree starts with a simple free apple! Later, he steals some jewlery and that gets in the newspaper headlines.

He begs for help from his doctor after he starts aging from the power drain, but, things don't go that well for the doc! I definitely remember this shriveled-up face from the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS.

Check it out, this is lil' Patty Duke in her eleventh acting role as the concerned neighborhood girl. She wants to know why he looks so sad, and, why is he sitting in a bush?! Other nosy little girls appear in THE COSMIC MONSTERS, THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON and TORMENTED.

Scott needs to be replenished with Cargonite, so, heads to the lab.. He passes right through the electrified fence!

But, when he tries to sap energy from the Cargonite, something is wrong! Tony's secretly in the lab and he makes the element unstable to prevent Scott from recharging!

Scott then goes to the control room to find out what the problem is!

He finds his ex-girlfriend (Lee Meriwether) there, she fakes him out with a kiss, then, fires a bullet into his gut while he's vulnerable! Cold, but necessary to stop what would follow...

It all ends with Scott succumbing to a fate worse than death!

1 comment:

Oz said...

Excelente post amigo, muchas gracias por compartirlo. Te quiero invitar a mi nuevo Blog de Cine de Terror que seguramente te gustará, espero tus comentarios en:
http://terror-en-el-cine.blogspot.com/

Un gran saludo, Oz.

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