Timeslip (1955 UK) a.k.a. The Atomic Man

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Timeslip (1955 UK) a.k.a. The Atomic Man

Post  BoG on Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:51 pm

FreeClassicMovies wrote:Released on August 5, 1955:
A nuclear scientist on a top secret mission is shot by a gangster and moves 7 and a half seconds into the future.
Directed by Ken Hughes
Written by Charles Eric Maine.
The Actors: Gene Nelson (Mike Delaney), Faith Domergue (Jill Rabowski), Peter Arne (Dr. Stephen Rayner and Jarvis), Joseph Tomelty (Detective Inspector Cleary), Donald Gray (Robert Maitland), Vic Perry (Emmanuel Vasquo)
Famous For: Features Faith Domergue from This Island Earth
It's too bad that such a fun idea was given such unimaginative treatment. In a few good scenes, the injured scientist, in his hospital bed, is questioned by authorities and gives answers to questions before he hears them. But, as VideoHound and Bill Warren have noted before me, the timeslip has no relation to anything else in the plot. Why have it at all? The scientist is "cured" of his slippage before the conclusion anyway. And he never leaves his hospital bed. The timeslip is simply a gimmick. The movie is really a spy thriller featuring a wisecracking reporter (Gene Nelson who later directed the half-decent "Gamesters of Triskelion" Star Trek episode) and his tough-talking babe (Domergue, who gives the best performance of the film). A fat bearded smoking Argentinean is the villain, working for a chemical company that wants to sabotage the scientist 's lab. Some scenes are unexpectedly exciting, including a shootout at the climax, but the picture is mostly a waste of time.

Goldweber, David Elroy (2012-06-14). Claws & Saucers: Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Film: A Complete Guide: 1902-1982 (Kindle Locations 3603-3617). David E. Goldweber. Kindle Edition.

Atomic Trivia: actor Arne (above) was introduced in this film. He later co-starred in Battle Beneath the Earth (67); he was murdered in 1983.
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