Ken Hughes (1955)

12 Certificate


Our Score
A quaint British science-fiction oddity about a radiation overdose propelling an atomic scientist seven seconds into the future. Numerous muddled plotlines intertwine, with gangsters and spies trying to exploit his reaction to events before they happen, but nothing too interesting is done with the nifty premise taken from Charles Eric Maine's novel The Isotope Man. Ken Hughes who later directed big movies such as Cromwell and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang slows it down even further with small-scale thrills and utterly conventional direction.


A scientist is fished out of the river having miraculously survived a gunshot wound - but speaking in a way that makes no sense. Exposure to radiation has brought him back to life, but left him out of synch with time - a challenge that must be overcome if he is to prevent his evil double from stealing his top secret research. Sci-fi thriller, with Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue.

Cast & Crew

Mike Delaney Gene Nelson
Jill Rabowski Faith Domergue
Dr Stephen Rayner/Jarvis Peter Arne
DI Cleary Joseph Tomelty
Robert Maitland Donald Gray
Emmanuel Vasquo Vic Perry
Dr Bressler Paul Hardtmuth
Dr Preston Martin Wyldeck
Director Ken Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Anglo AmalgamatedAvailable on: DVD