Timeslip (1955 film)
|Directed by||Ken Hughes|
|Produced by||Alec C. Snowden|
|Written by||Charles Eric Maine (novel The Isotope Man)|
Charles Eric Maine (screenplay)
|Edited by||Geoffrey Muller|
|Distributed by||Anglo-Amalgamated (UK)|
Allied Artists Pictures (US)
|November 1955 (UK)|
4 March 1956
|93 minutes (UK)|
76 minutes (US)
Timeslip (known as The Atomic Man in the United States) is a 1955 British black-and-white science fiction film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue. Produced by Alec C. Snowden, it is based on the science fiction novel The Isotope Man by Charles Eric Maine, who also wrote the screenplay. In the UK, the film was distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated. In 1956 the film was shortened from 93 minutes to 76 minutes and distributed in the U.S. by Allied Artists Pictures as a double feature with Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Authorities in the United Kingdom discover an unconscious man in the river Thames who was shot in the back and who is radioactive. They also learn that he, a scientist, has an exact physical double; the good man tries to help find his evil doppelgänger before he destroys the institute and his valuable work for mankind.
- Gene Nelson as Mike Delaney
- Faith Domergue as Jill Rabowski
- Peter Arne as Dr. Stephen Rayner/Jarvis
- Joseph Tomelty as Detective Inspector Cleary
- Donald Gray as Robert Maitland
- Vic Perry as Emmanuel Vasquo
- Paul Hardtmuth as Dr. Bressler
- Martin Wyldeck as Dr. Preston
- Leonard Williams as Detective Sergeant Haines
The film was partially funded by its UK distributor, Anglo-Amalgamated.
- 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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