Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

USA, 1955
69m 5s
35mm film, black and white
mono (Western Electric Recording), English

An American science fiction film directed by Edward L. Cahn.

Premise

A gangster forces an ex-Nazi scientist to create zombies using radiation so that he can use them to take revenge on his enemies.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: Edward L. Cahn
Copyright MCMLV [1955] by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Clover production
Producer: Sam Katzman *
Story and Screen Play by: Curt Siodmak
Assistant Director: Eddie Saeta
Director of Photography: Fred Jackman Jr
Film Editor: Aaron Stell
Music: Mischa Bakaleinikoff *, Daniele Amfitheatrof *, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco *, Anthony Collins *, George Duning *, Lucien Moraweck *, Karol Rathaus *, Hans J. Salter *
Music Conducted by: Mischa Bakaleinikoff
Sound: Josh Westmoreland
Special Effects: Jack Erickson
Art Director: Paul Palmentola
Set Decorator: Sidney Clifford
Unit Manager: Leon Chooluck

Cast
Richard Denning [Dr Chet Walker]
Angela Stevens [Joyce Walker]
S. John Launer [Captain Dave Harris]
Michael Granger [Frank Buchanan]
Gregory Gay [Dr Wilhelm Steigg]
Linda Bennett [Penny Walker]
Tristram Coffin [D.A. MacGraw]
Harry Lauter [1st reporter]
Larry Blake [2nd reporter]
Charles Evans [Chief Camden]
Pierre Watkin [Mayor Bremer]
Nelson Leigh [Dr Kenneth Norton] *
Lane Chandler [General Saunders] *
Edward Coch [Jason Franchot] *
Karl ‘Killer’ Davis [Willard Pearce] *
Don C. Harvey [Lester Banning] *
Paul Hoffmann [Vernon Dunn] *
Charles Horvath [creature] *

Alternative Titles

Banditi atomici – Italy

References

Periodicals

  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.135 no.7 (17 June 1955) p.3 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2550 (28 June 1956) p.22 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.23 no.271 (August 1956) p.103 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.199 no.12 (18 June 1955) p.483 – review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.86 n7551 (26 June 1956) p.10 – review
  • Variety 22 June 1955 – review

Books

  • Hoffman’s Guide to Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.82 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.78 – credits