Timeslip (1955 film)

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Directed by Ken Hughes
Produced by Alec C. Snowden
Nat Cohen
Stuart Levy
Written by Charles Eric Maine (novel The Isotope Man)
Charles Eric Maine (screenplay)
Cinematography A.T. Dinsdale
Edited by Geoffrey Muller
Todon Productions
Distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated (UK)
Columbia Pictures (USA)
Release date
November 1955 (UK)
March 4, 1956
Running time
93 minutes (UK)
76 minutes (USA)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Timeslip (a.k.a. The Atomic Man in the United States) is a 1955 British black-and-white science fiction film, produced by Alec C. Snowden, directed by Ken Hughes, that stars Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue. It is based on the science fiction novel The Isotope Man by Charles Eric Maine, who also wrote the screenplay.

In 1956 the film was shortened from 93 minutes to 76 minutes and distributed in the U.S. by Columbia Pictures on a double bill with Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


Authorities in the United Kingdom discover an unconscious man who is also radioactive. They also learn he has an exact physical double; the good man agrees to help find his evil double before he destroys the world.



The film was partially funded by its UK distributor, Anglo-Amalgamated.[1]


  1. ^ Metro Will Film Graziano Story: Studio Buys Biography of Middleweight Ex-Champion Who Turned to Acting; By Thomas M. Pryor, Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 Jan 1955: 35.


  • Warren, Bill. Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction Films of the Fifties, 21st Century Edition. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009 (First Edition 1982). ISBN 0-89950-032-3.

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