The Atomic Man (1956)

Genres - Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Based on a story by prolific if uninspired sci-fi writer Charles Eric Maine, The Atomic Man stars Peter Arne in the title role. Fished out of the Thames with a bullet in his back, Arne is discovered to be highly radioactive. He turns out to be a missing atomic scientist, whose exposure to radioactive substances, coupled with his brush with death, has endowed him with remarkable prognostic powers (the script explains that he's living 7 1/2 seconds into the future!) With the help of snoopy reporter Gene Nelson, Arne exposes a plot hatched by evil tungsten magnate Vic Perry. Atomic Man was released in Great Britain as Timeslip.

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agent [representative], brain, evil, experiment, forces [military], future, girlfriend, good-vs-evil, knowledge, nuclear, reporter, robbery, scheme, scientist, time-travel