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Indestructible Man

A promotional film poster for "Indestructible Man."
Directed by Jack Pollexfen
Produced by Jack Pollexfen
Written by Vy Russell
Sue Dwiggins
Starring Lon Chaney Jr.
Max Showalter
Marian Carr
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography John L. Russell, ASC
Editing by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Distributed by Allied Artists
Release date(s) 25 March 1956
Running time 70 min
Country  United States
Language English

Indestructible Man (1956) is an American black and white science fiction film, an original screenplay by Vy Russell and Sue Dwiggins for producer-director Jack Pollexfen and starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. It was produced independently, and picked up after completion for distribution in the United States by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. It is somewhat of a remake of Chaney's 1941 film, Man Made Monster and owes much to Frankenstein. It was later featured in the fourth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, alongside an installment of the Ray "Crash" Corrigan Undersea Kingdom serial.


Plot summary

It tells the story of Butcher Benton (Chaney), a double-crossed convicted robber and murderer who dies in the gas chamber and is inadvertently revived by a lone-wolf cancer researcher who claims his body from the prison and subjects it to further massive jolts of electricity. Benton's heart is restimulated, and he revives mad, mute, immensely strong and with skin virtually impervious even to bazooka shells. He sets out to avenge himself on the two henchmen who, in collusion with his attorney, betrayed him in order to steal his loot, and also to contact his stripper-girlfriend who has gone straight and begun dating the detective who brought Benton to justice.


DVD releases

  • The film has been released by numerous studios as a "bargain bin" disc.
  • The MST3K version of the film has been released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 11 box set.

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